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Simple Healthy Diet for the Elderly

  1. Health problems due to aging
  2. Symptoms of excessive salt, fat, sugar, and protein diet
    • Excessive salt and fat: increase soluble liquid pressure, i.e. more urine
    • Excessive protein: cause “acid nature” body
    •  Excessive salt, sugar and fat
    Inflexible toward outside temperature change; easy to catch cold or flu
  3. Potential Physical symptoms
    • Digestion and bowls: discomfort in intestines, stomach, liver, constipation, diarrhea
    • Urinary tract: stone, bladder, bladder infection
    • Metabolism: diabetes
    • Bones and muscle: lower back pain, arthritis, joint pain
    • Respiratory system: asthma
    • Skin problems: rashes, swelling, itch and allergy
  4. Impact of excessive fat, salt, sugar diet
    In the long run, it may cause the following physical symptoms
    • Damp heat body construct
    • High blood pressure
    • Heart attack
    • Kidney failure
    • Diabetes
  5. What is the Balanced Vegetarian Diet:
    • Include the following five major nutritious ingredients in the diet
    • Protein
    • Fat
    • Carbohydrates
    • Minerals
    • Vitamins
  6. USDA food guide pyramid:
    • Fat, Oil and Sugar only a small amount
    • Milk, Cheese and Milk product: 2 to 3 portions
    • Fish, Meat, Nuts, Egg, Beans: 2 to 3 portions
    • Vegetables: 3 to 5 portions
    • Fruits: 3 to 5 portions
    • Mix grains, Rice, Noodle, Bread: 6 to 11 portions
  7. Evergreen recommended Healthy Vegetarian diet food guide pyramid:
    • Sugar and Vegetable oil only a small amount
    • Milk product and Egg product: 2 to 3 portions
    • Nuts, Beans, Peas, Soy bean milk: 2 to 3 portions
    • Vegetables: 3 to 5 portions
    • Fruits: 2 to 4 portions
    • Mix grains, Rice, Noodle, Bread: 6 to 11 portions
  8. How to avoid common vegetarian digestive problems
    • Look for information regarding the food contents and the ease of digestion
    • Most of the vegetables are belong to “cold” type which may cause the “chilled stomach” problem
    • Use “healthy stomach soothing herbs” to weaken the “cold” type food
  9. Recommend daily diet style
    • Breakfast : Mixed food; Large amount
    • Lunch: One protein dish; Fine food
    • Dinner: Veggie; Light food

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