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General Healthy Diet For All
What are the different types of diet based on the different ages of the people?
There is no one specific diet which fits for all the people, even if they belong to the same age group. Nutritional needs and requirements of different people vary largely even if a person is from a same age group. All diet plans are personalized and they depend the age, sex, likes and dislikes, tolerance, medical history, activity pattern and lifestyle of a person. Also certain nutritional deficiencies and medical conditions may require administration of a special diet with some restrictions or special considerations.
Different Types Of Diet For People With Different Age Groups
Diet For Kids And Weaning Diet For Toddlers
Starting from a toddler, a child after age one should be slowly weaned to solid foods that the other members of a family consume, obviously in different forms and amounts.
Foods For Adolescents And Elders
In adolescent years special considerations should be made that is the protein requirements are high, calcium requirement increases especially for girls, sources of essential fats and slow released carbohydrates should also be focused. The requirement for an adult male and female will again vary according to their job profile and needs and in general men will have higher requirements than women.
Diet For Pregnant Women
But during pregnancy nutritional needs of a woman shall increase to support the growth and development of the growing fetus. Certain important nutrients like folic acid, vitamin A, iron and calcium needs will be high to ensure proper growth and prevent any birth defects. Many foods like alcohol, tea, coffee and fish with high mercury levels should be avoided as far as possible in this group. A meal plan for an elderly male and female would focus mainly to suit the sedentary lifestyle and to maintain a reasonable health. Further any health issues shall be considered first before planning any diet for any age group.
|Submitted on January 16, 2014|