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YOUR DIET AFTER FIFTY

YOUR DIET AFTER FIFTY
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Item Code: IDH041
Author: SURESH CHANDRA
Publisher: PUSTAK MAHAL
Language: English
Edition: 2005
ISBN: 8122307817
Pages: 160
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.4" X 5.4"
About the Book

Your life is filled with choices. Everyday you make choices related to clothes, shoes and sometimes marriage proposals and jobs, for your sons and daughters, if not for yourself. Some seem trivial, while others are important. But apart from these, there is one choice is of food. If is not a trivial matter This choice affects not only your individual life but also the life of your spouse and sometimes the family as a whole.

This book is about the choice of food -food that is nutritious and health giving. Within its pages, you will find reliable nutrition information and sound advice, based on scientific evidence. It offers you practical ways to eat healthy in almost any situation and at every phase of life, particularly after 50. And it encourages you to enjoy the pleasures of food but, at the same time, promote your health and well-being. After all, taste is the number one reason most people choose one food over another. Most important, the flexible guidelines help you choose nutritious, flavourful foods to match your own needs, preferences and lifestyle, even as your life enters the third phase.

About the Author

After serving in various departments, the author retired in 1992 as an assistant commissioner, Sales Tex, U. P. Government. Even while in service, Suresh Chandra evinced interest in the problems of the aged and retired persons. Since retirement, he is actively associated with some NGOs that are working for the welfare of the aged and organizing the elderly for social work. Suresh Chandra has written several articles on the problems of the elderly in various magazines. His two books A guide to Happy Retirement for the Salaried People and Hale & Hearty even After Fifty were a great success and appreciated by scores of retired persons and other senior citizens. This is his third book guiding the elderly on how to enjoy food and remain healthy at the same time.

CONTENTS
Introduction9-11
1Food12-30
Functions of Food
Concept of Balanced Diet
Planning Balanced Diet
Nutrition for the Aged
2The Concept of Health21-23
Physical, Mental, social and
Spiritual Health
Inter-relationship between
Nutrition and Health
3Nutrients: Macro and Micro24-52
a)Macro-nutrients
Carbohydrates
Fats
Proteins
b)Micro-nutrients
Vitamins
Minerals
c)Some other elements
Fibre
Caffeine
Alcoholic Beverages
Water
Dietary Supplements-Use and abuse
4The Digestive Tract53-62
The Mouth
The Swallowing Scene
The Stomach
The Small Intestine
The Colon or Large Intestine
The Appendix in the Patient Over Fifty
5The support Systems for Digestion63-68
Gall-bladder
The Pancreas
The Liver Lifeline
How to keep the system young?
6The Principles of Eating Well69-76
Supply of Energy
Major source of Pleasure
Shaping Behaviour
Health and Pleasure and not
Mutually Exclusive
Social Interaction
Defines our Culture and Personal Identity
Some Impediments to Eating Well
Some Tips to Make Food Tastier
7The Problem of Weight77-83
A Longer Life
A Simple Way to Reduce Weight
Summary of Basic Facts about Weight
Some Tips for Weight Gain
8Some Old age Diseases84-112
related to Food
High Blood Pressure
Diabetes
Heart Disease
Cancer
Constipation
Gas
Haemorrhoids (Piles)
Heartburn
Ulcers
Gallstones
Osteoporosis
Loss of Teeth
Preventing Cavities
9Foods as Medicine113-143
Fruits
Vegetables
Pulses
Cereals
Milk, Curd, Honey
Dietary recommendations for some
common health concerns
10Fasting as a Way to prevent Old age144-150
Keep Clean Inside
An Experiment
Toxic Acid Crystal Theory and Back Pains
Fasting Theory
Subnutrition Diet

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