A diet for an old person

Food rules for old people living in a community are characterised by food with low chol’esterol, low animal fats and low animal proteins. What is important for old people is a higher consumption of vegetable fats, like for example fruit, vegetables, legumes and fibres. The diet described is for a person over 75 years old, still self-sufficient and still having a regular physical activity. Therefore, the calories needed by his or her body are more or less 1900. They can be divided into the day as follows:

 

MEAL QUANTITY FOOD CALORIES

Breakfast

300 grams

Skimmed milk

195 kal

Morning Break

75 grams

Orange

  25 kal

Lunch

80 grams

 

100 grams

 

100 grams

100 grams

200 grams

100 grams

 

100 grams

125 grams

Pasta with tomato sauce

Chicken breast meat

Carrots

Lettuce

Green Cabbage

White bread

Apple

Red wine

 

336 kal

 

130 kal

  47 kal

  20 kal

  46 kal

273 kal

 

   50 kal

   85 kal

Afternoon Break

  75 grams

Orange juice

   25 kal

Supper

   60 grams

 100 grams

   50 grams

 100 grams

 125 grams

Vegetable broth

Potatoes

White bread

Stewed Apple

Red wine

   80 kal

   80 kal

 136 kal

   50 kal

   85 kal

During the day

   25 grams

   25 grams

Sugar

Fats

 100 kal

 225 kal

Nicola Schiavone