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Is "food for the aged" reliable? The elderly should pay attention to purchase

Is "food for the elderly" reliable? Paste food is not suitable for the elderly with high blood sugar

Lotus root powder, black sesame powder, walnut powder and other powder pasted foods have been preliminarily processed and produced, which have good taste and easy absorption, and can supplement some nutrients needed by human body. But for the paste food on the market at present, its raw materials may not be real lotus root, black sesame, walnut, etc., but some low-cost, low nutritional value alternative raw materials; a large number of sugar containing substances are added to the ingredients, such as maltodextrin, which will make the blood sugar of the elderly rise. Some old people with poor digestion and bad teeth can eat pasted food properly, but they can't use it instead of dinner. The elderly with high blood sugar and obesity are not suitable for eating. When purchasing, you should select big brands in regular supermarkets and shopping malls, check the main ingredients in the food ingredients list, and ensure the authenticity of raw materials.

Most of the hypoglycemic food is fooling people, and the sugar free food should also be eaten slowly

Sugar free foods generally do not contain sucrose, or use low calorie sweeteners such as xylitol to replace glucose. After eating, the blood sugar will not rise too fast, but also easy to digest and absorb. But the main ingredient in sugar free biscuits and bread is food. Eating it will also change into glucose in the body, which will lead to the rise of blood sugar. The so-called "hypoglycemic food" is not scientific, and it cannot replace hypoglycemic drugs. The elderly with diabetes can eat sugar free food in proper amount. If the blood sugar rises obviously after eating sugar free food, they should reduce or stop eating, and do not buy sugar reducing food.

Too much coarse food is easy to hurt your stomach

Coarse food, such as biscuits and instant drinks, has become a popular nutritional food because of its convenience in carrying and sufficient retention of nutrients. But at present, there is a concept of illegal business hype, abusing "pure natural, whole grain" as a publicity gimmick, only adding some wheat bran to the white rice noodles, or using grains of lower grade as raw materials, in fact, the content of dietary fiber is not high. In addition, coarse food is not easy to digest, especially for the elderly. Taking it as an all-weather food will cause gastrointestinal problems, and affect the intake of nutrients in other foods, resulting in unbalanced nutrition. At ordinary times, the elderly people who mainly eat fine grain and meat can appropriately use it as an additional food. Generally speaking, the elderly who are vegetarians, who have adequate intake of coarse food, or the elderly who have poor digestive function and the patients with chronic diseases, should eat less coarse food.

Lack of unified standard management of meal substitute

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The nutritional effect of protein powder for the aged is not as good as that of natural food

Protein powder is mostly the purification of soybean protein and so on. It is lack of bioactive factors in natural protein rich foods, and its effect is not comparable with that of natural foods. When choosing protein powder, you should also be careful. For the elderly with good health, it is recommended to obtain high-quality protein through daily meals such as fish, milk, eggs and lean meat. It is not recommended for the elderly with bad mouth or kidney disease or high uric acid.

High calcium milk or biscuits, not necessarily absorbed by the elderly

Milk itself has high calcium content, and the calcium element in it is easy to be absorbed and utilized by human body. Add a large amount of calcium to the milk to make high calcium milk. The calcium element in the milk may not be completely absorbed by the human body. It is also questionable whether the added ingredients in high calcium milk or biscuits are worth the money. In order to solve the serious problem of calcium loss in the elderly, we should not only consciously take it from milk, but also cooperate with sports and more sun exposure. In fact, we don't need excessive and multiple calcium supplements, otherwise it is easy to cause kidney stones and other problems.

When buying milk powder for the middle-aged and the elderly, we should look at the ingredient list and try to choose a big brand

Trace nutrients and vitamins will be strengthened in milk powder for middle-aged and old people. For example, some middle-aged and elderly milk powder will consider that the fat of dairy products is too high to make skimmed milk powder. However, for the elderly who are weak and tend to eat light daily, skimmed milk powder is not suitable. It is recommended to check the composition table of the product when purchasing. If there is no change in nutritional composition compared with the general milk powder, you can give up purchasing; pay attention to the protein and fat content in milk powder, and try to choose products of large brands.