A healthy diet for an older adult is essential; eating well can improve our mental agility, affect our energy levels and even our emotional state. However, energy requirements decrease with advancing years. This is due to a reduction in muscle and an increase in fat as we age, meaning that our metabolism falls. What’s more, we generally become less active as we age. Therefore, our diets must alter as we grow older. But that doesn’t mean healthy eating needs to be about ‘dieting’. Rather, we need to concentrate on eating ‘well’. ...continue reading "Healthy eating for older adults living at home"