Tips on eating right for older folk

An elderly person needs to make sure he eats more nutrient-rich foods.
An elderly person needs to make sure he eats more nutrient-rich foods.ST PHOTO: JASMINE CHOONG

SINGAPORE - When people get older, their body needs fewer calories following a decrease in lean muscle mass and a drop in basal metabolism. But that does not mean there is a reduction in their nutritional requirements, said Dr Adriel Rao Kailing, medical director at Active Global Caregivers, which offers home-based eldercare services.

An elderly person thus needs to make sure he eats more nutrient-rich foods.

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