5 Problematic Foods for Elderly

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With each passing year of life, you get experience, wisdom, and ability to teach life lessons. But many things you lose bit by bit. We cannot reverse the time but at least we can make these suffering years a little easier. One step to get ease in old age is to avoid problematic foods. Yes the problematic foods, do not know about them? Look below.

Raw Vegetables and Fruits:

If you have sensitive, decayed, or missing teeth, raw vegetables and fruit may be high on your list of foods to avoid.
raw veges are not good choice when you are aging
They are also not good for an old stomach as they can cause bloating and gas. But don’t miss out on the Pureed vegetables or canned fruits can be used.


You may have trouble digesting milk or other dairy products as they can cause gas, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea in older years. You can take plain yogurt, low-fat cheeses or try lactose-free dairy products to gain calcium and dairy nutrition.


Some of the healthiest cuts of meat, such as lean steak, can be the most difficult to chew. Meat should also be avoided in older years to maintain cholesterol and blood pressure level to keep your heart safe. In case of any heart problem, you can consult the best cardiologist in Lahore, Karachi or any main city of Pakistan via Marham.pk.
caffeine is not good for elderly


Not for all, but some senior citizens cannot easily intake caffeine. It can cause anxiety, muscle cramps, digestion problem or raise your blood pressure. If you are suffering from stomach upsets on regular basis consult with the best gastroenterologist in Karachi, Lahore and other main cities of Pakistan via Marhma.pk to rule out any serious underlying cause of it. So, it’s better to keep caffeine usage under control.

High-Salt Foods:

If you’re near 50 years of age or over it, the recommended limit of salt intake for you is 2,300 mg her day. Too much sodium can raise your blood pressure and put you at higher risk for heart attack and stroke. So stay away from processed foods, such as frozen foods, snack foods, salad dressings. Read labels carefully and choose sodium free or low-salt alternatives.

Senescence is not a curse if you keep your spirit high. Little adjustments can make these years much better.

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Tayyaba Waris
She is a student of Ph.D. molecular biology at Comsats University, Islamabad. She is working on the causes and treatment of male infertility. She has also worked on liver disease and its herbal treatments and has recently got her paper published in the National journal of Natural Pharmaceuticals. At Marham, she writes about hot medical issues and general health problems.