As we age, there is a reduction in the production of gastric juice, which acts in the stomach and is important for the absorption of nutrients. Due to this condition, the digestion of food becomes slower and, consequently, there is a reduction in appetite.
To facilitate digestion and preserve appetite we recommend:
1. 1. Creating fixed meal times and not eating in between meals.
2. Eat 5 to 6 meals a day.
3. Eat small portions of food at each meal.
4. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.
5. Moderate consumption of sugar, salt, fats (especially saturated fats), fried foods, and alcoholic beverages.
6. Walking before meals may stimulate appetite.
Reference: FCNAUP. Project Nutrition UP65