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Revised food pyramid for older

Publié par happy-diet vendredi 23 avril 2010

Revised food pyramid for older

Modified Food Pyramid for Older Adults

The elderly (70 years and older) have special dietary needs. And where to treat them with the computer and the Internet to get the information a little, so it has been issued recently (December 27, 2007) illustration of the pyramid, food average and customized to suit their dietary needs in a simple and easy to understand.

Aimed at planning the new version of MyPyramid for older persons (70 years and over) who do healthy activities, medium and rely on themselves. They can eat diets rich in fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy products, low-fat and fat-free, fish, and meat.

What are the advantages of this modified food pyramid for the original Food Guide Pyramid?

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الهرم الغذائي المعدل لكبار السن  Modified Food Pyramid for Older Adults

The instructions provided in a simplified manner.
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Accompanied by advice on how to reach the target recommended.
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To submit proposals for a range of food in terms of the total amount per day.
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Provides tips to modify recipes to reduce added sugars.
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Committed to food safety standards.
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Presents unique challenges for the elderly.

What are the differences in average food pyramid for the elderly?
Aimed at the food pyramid diagram rate for the elderly to better understand and use the food pyramid for the elderly who find some difficulties in obtaining the information through the Internet. And a manner that is simple and easy to understand.


Revised food pyramid for older Modified Food Pyramid for Older Adults

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Base of the pyramid is narrower than usual, which reflects the need for energy where it is less than usual at this age due to changes in body composition and metabolic rate.
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Base of the pyramid contains a row of cups, even remembers the elderly always need to maintain fluid intake and water to avoid dehydration.
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In the second row of the base of the pyramid images for a variety of activities, which stresses the need for regular exercises and activities.
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The highest peak of the pyramid is aware of the possibility highlights the need for additional forms of calcium and vitamin D and B 12 as a result of the increased requirement for them with age.
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Food has been replaced by icons examples food rich in vitamins, minerals and nutrients is important. And thus the lack of food intake does not affect the rates for the elderly of vitamins and minerals, but on the contrary, may increase their needs for them.
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Icons fiber in all levels of food provides an adequate amount of fiber in order to be perfect bowel movement and does not cause any problems with digestion.
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The elderly may be subject to excess consumption of energy and nutrients. For this has been borne in mind that the maximum daily amount of food that can be taken an older does not constitute any risk of negative effects on health. And that for all individuals in the general population, approximately.
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Been due to folic acid and sodium consumption to be more in the elderly.
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Includes a variety of cereals, vegetables and fruits quick preparation (frozen foods), dairy products, fat-free or low-fat, oils group includes few saturated fats, as well as grain and meat group includes few saturated fats.
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Given the risks associated with alcohol Kabiri Age in particular, the revised food pyramid for the elderly does not contain alcohol in any of its components completely.
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The focus is in each food group to food rich in nutrients and fiber. Recommends more nutritious sources of additional material only. With emphasis on the retention of fluids and activities.

There is an inconsistency between the revised food pyramid for older persons with diagram My Pyramid graphic. But this does not mean dispensing with MyPyramid is an online program multi-functional, as it gives instructions for food and additional information specific to the selection and preparation of food based on several factors such as gender (male or female), weight, height, daily activity level.


Diagram of the pyramid rate will provide an alternative to the older version on the Internet in the form of easy to understand graphical image can be printed for clarification and education.

1 Responses to Revised food pyramid for older

  1. Dave Velasco Says:
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