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08:14 PM | 15-06-2021

What diet one should take after the age of 71 years? How much calorie one should consume,?

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03:41 PM | 17-06-2021

Hello User,

At old age, one should eat foods that are easy to digest as well as that are nutritious enough to fulfill the needs of the body. Women should include calcium in their diet because after menopause some hormonal changes take place which may effect the health of the bones.
Here is the diet and lifestyle that should be followed for a healthy body and mind.

Foods to eat

  • Eat only plant based natural foods in the diet.
  • Drink 2 to 3 glasses of warm water early in the morning on an empty stomach. 
  • Include Vitamin C in your diet like blueberries, amla, oranges and lemons. 
  • Eat fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables. 
  • Drink freshly prepared homemade fruit juices. 
  • Drink coconut water. 
  • Include salads, sprouts, nuts and beans in the diet. 
  • Avoid refined sugar, refined grains, refined oils, processed foods and packaged foods. 
  • Avoid dairy products and animal foods. 
  • Avoid caffeinated drinks and carbonated drinks. 

Yoga

Yoga and pranayam are very important for a healthy body and mind. 

  • Do suryanamaskar regularly. Start with 2 to 3 sets and then increase it progressively to about 10 sets.
  • Practice pranayam regularly, specially anulom-vilom and bhastrika pranayam. 
  • Take early morning sunrays daily. 

Sleep

It is very important to take a proper quality sleep at night as it is important  for maintaining the circadian. Sleep early at night and also wake up early in the morning.

Thank you

 



03:42 PM | 17-06-2021

Hello User,

One should take around 1500-2000 calories after the age of 70 depending on the weight and height. The diet should more raw and simple which is easier on our digestive tract.

Our sedentary lifestyle also plays a role in this picture. What needs to be taken care of now is the fact that a major change in lifestyle and diet will be the cure for the problem. What makes a major difference is by changing lifestyles, that we are not only curing the disease at this stage but also preventing future relapses.

Now let us understand what changes we can make:

Eat:

Starting your day with something light in nature and easy to digest is what your breakfast should be. Even the early morning ritual should include the consumption of two-three glasses of warm water will help in flushing out all the toxins.

  1. Including a fiber-rich food item that helps in adding bulk to the stools, for example having apples, bananas, nuts, etc. which have a good amount of fiber in them.
  2. Have one tomato with black pepper in the evening time an hour before dinner.
  3. During the evening time, take an inch of ginger and boil in two cups of water with half a teaspoon of turmeric and honey, this will help in increasing immunity.

Exercise:

  • Sitting in the position of Vajraasana will help in the treatment of indigestion. After your meal practice, this poses for better digestion and absorption.
  • A brisk walk in early morning sun from 30-45 minutes helps in treating your body to its level best.

Meditation:

In any kind of disease, stress comes complementary to it, but with our assurance and positive attitude, we can treat anything. The best thing to start with is breathing mindfully before sleep with the help of music to stay positive.

A positive attitude will help you to deal with everything in life.

Sleep:

Sleeping for at least 7-8 hours is really helpful in dealing with any problem, sleep is our body's natural response and helps the body to heal. Sleep relaxes the muscles and strengthens our body.

Hopefully, these suggestions will help you

Thank you.


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