Recent surveys show that as many as 40 percent of the nations elderly are afflicted with nutritional deficiencies. Most experts agree that poor nutrition accelerates the aging process. A good senior multivitamin and mineral supplement is becoming increasingly important.
Some of the factors that contribute to the malnourishment of the senior population are:
Diet of Convenience, Processed Foods
Primary consumption of processed and refined foods with a decrease in fresh foods. Convenience is a priority for many seniors and as there is also a gradual loss of taste with age, especially salty and sweet, seniors tend to choose the more highly processed and refined foods that are high in salt and sugar yet low in nutritional content.
First, older people produce less saliva and are often plagued by bad dentures creating a poor start to the digestive process.
Second, an estimated 30% of seniors lose their ability to make adequate stomach acid. This not only slows down the whole process of digestion with uncomfortable symptoms, it also means that vitamins such as B12 and folic acid cannot be properly absorbed. Deficiencies in these nutrients, as well as vitamin B6, can cause neurological changes such as decline in alertness, loss of memory and numbness of extremities.
Third, there is the general slowing of transit time due to enzyme activity that can result in hard stools and constipation.
As we age our metabolism slows and our bodies require fewer calories so our appetites naturally decrease.
Many types of medication can contribute to the depletion of particular nutrients. When medication is taken on a regular basis this nutrient depletion can result in nutrient deficiencies and imbalances. As most nutrients are synergistic (work with and affect each other) the depletion of one nutrient will always have a compound effect on one’s overall nutritional status.
Due to particular diseases, such as heart disease or osteoporosis, as we age we need less of some minerals (such as sodium to lower blood pressure) and more of others (such as calcium and vitamin D for bone mass).
Depression and loneliness
Retirement and the loss of loved ones can have great impact on one’s life leading to a disinterest in eating. Many seniors do not have the economical means, knowledge or willingness to ensure the most nutritious choices in food selection and meal preparation.
As a result of the above, the nutrition of seniors is often caught in a three-way bind:
1. Decreased nutritional intake.
2. Decreased absorption.
3. An increased need for nutrients that is caused by the age related decline of the body’s systems.
This negative feedback loop can often result in chronic disease conditions associated with age such as osteoporosis and heart disease. Once this loop is in motion the use of a quality multivitamin and mineral supplement especially for seniors can significantly contribute to reversing this loop and get the body back on the track of good health.
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