As people grow older, their lifestyles change—but their need for a healthy, balanced diet stays the same. As this video explains, however, there are numerous reasons why many seniors do not get the nutrition necessary to ensure good health.
One reason is that older people tend to be less active. This means that their bodies are burning fewer calories, which can lead to weight gain—particularly if their food intake remains the same. If their sense of taste has diminished, seniors may begin adding more salt to their food—even though they need less salt in their diet. Changes in the digestive system may make it difficult for older people to process essential vitamins and minerals.
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