Rather than fuss over grocery shopping and preparing a meal, it’s not uncommon for older people to settle for an apple or a bowl of popcorn when dinner time rolls around. Home-delivered meals could be the answer.
Lack of appetite in seniors can be blamed on many factors, from dental problems that make chewing painful to side effects of medication. Other possible causes include depression, dementia and the simple fact that older people often lose their sense of taste, making food boring and unenjoyable. The cause also might not be physical at all.
Perhaps because taste buds don’t work as well, or because medications interfere with the flavors of food, some seniors turn to salt and sugar to make their diets more palatable. Here are a few tips for making healthier, yet tasty, choices.
March is National Nutrition Month, and when it comes to eating healthier, it all comes down to this – getting rid of pre-packaged, processed foods and replacing them with fresh ingredients.