Eating healthy food is important for everybody, to have a balanced and healthy body which can help us having a good and long life. So during the Active Ageing year a special focus has been given at the healthy habits that ageing people (but not only) should introduce into their daily routine to develop a healthy life.
According to an European Commission report, Europeans are living longer than even before, but they are also leading increasingly sedentary lifestyles. To improve living conditions for ageing population it is important to introduce healthy eating habits, new technologies and nutraceuticals (food products that provide medical or health benefits).
Follow a healthy eating routine means not only increasing the quality of life, but even preventing diseases related to the ageing process. A poor diet can lead to premature ageing and dysfunctions that curtail an individual’s quality of life and autonomy.
With age protein, vitamin and mineral needs remains the same of those of a young person. So it is important to consume products rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals, being care to eat less food which contains too many calories. Even the intake of saturated fat has to be reduced even for older people who are fit and well. Fruits, vegetables and cereals are essential for vitamins as Vitamin C and Iron intakes and as well as a strong fluids intakes, as water, tea, juices and even coffee. Indeed drinking lots of water is very important to avoid the risks of dehydration.
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European Union declared 2012 as the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations. This is why the European project “AgeingWell” has been launched at the beginning of this year, sponsored by the UE