When our body does not need or get enough nutrients and energy from the food we eat it is called malnutrition. The important nutrients that are needed by our body are fats, carbohydrates, protein, vitamin, and mineral. These nutrients help our body in repairing tissues and regulate processes such as breathing and beating heart. For all older adults, good nutrition plays a vital role, especially for those who are ill or have been diagnosed with chronic diseases.
Risks of malnutrition or loss of nutrition/improper diet:
A lot of health risk may occur because of malnutrition:-
These problems cannot be solved unless the adults are well nourished. There are many things which may affect the amount and type of food those adults eat which includes:-
This could also happen if the diet is restricted or bland.
Steps to prevent Malnutrition: