Starting at the age of twenty, the total calories that are needed to maintain weight starts to decline every year for a total of roughly 5-10% for each decade of life (Source: The New A to Z of Women’s Health, Christine Ammer). By the time that a woman reaches the age of menopause, she will only need about 2/3 the number of calories that she needed before.
Despite the reduced calories, the woman will still need to get the right amount of calcium, vitamin D and B vitamins. Liquid protein supplements like Profect from Protica can be beneficial, not only for supplying the right amount of protein but for supplying about 10% of the daily needs for the entire B complex vitamins and all of the need for vitamin C. Good nutrition for the older adult is vital to maintain health and to prevent some of the diseases that have long been thought of as inevitable. It is not true that you are resigned to being wrinkled, hunched over and wheelchair bound. With the right care and the proper nutrition it is possible to remain active and energetic until the end of life. Good nutrition is important for every aspect and organ of the body from the top of the head to the bottom of the feet. Eye health is one of the most important aspects, but other organs are influenced as well.