The newly updated food pyramid is mainly focused on special dietary needs for people older than 70. According to the modified food pyramid, older people should be careful to get sufficient amounts of calcium, fiber, vitamin D and B12. The emphasis is also on regular workouts and adequate fluid intake.
According to the experts, adults over the age of 70 have unique dietary needs. Older adults must choose nutrient rich foods like, vegetables, fruits, low-fat dairy and high-fiber whole grains.
The new food pyramid points out that packaged versions of fruits and vegetables, for instance frozen and canned or dried fruits might be the good alternatives to fresh varieties for some adults.
Following regular physical activity can decrease the risk of chronic diseases and lower body weights.
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