Home > Lifestyle > Ageing well > Nutrition to stay young Nutrition to stay young All sections in Ageing well » Anti-ageing » Health tips » Non-surgical » Nutrition to stay young » Surgical » Ageing Well News An appetite for life: nutrition in the elderly Watching a parent get older is difficult. Seeing the strength that raised you, weaken. Sign up for the newsletter » Quiz How long will you live? » Ask DietDoc » Ask CyberDoc » Celebrity ageing Plastic surgery trend on arms A healthy diet for older people Many people don't know what types of food older people should be eating and if they should take supplements or not, writes DietDoc. The diets of older people: physiological changes Our population is growing older and with increasing age, nutritional requirements tend to change and the type of dietary problems older citizens face, become more important. Nutrition and the elderly: eating problems Are you a senior citizen who is struggling with eating or are you looking after an older person who has eating problems? Here are some solutions to make life easier for all. Arthritis and diet There is as yet no real scientific evidence yet that a specific diet can alleviate or worsen the symptoms of arthritis. “ Latest comment on Health24 Cotie Chieppa says... Health24 always interesting. My health is important to me. Win R1000 in cash! ” Good nutrition beyond your 60s Good nutrition not only adds years to life, but also life to years – a philosophy that becomes all the more important as we reach our 60s, 70s, 80s and perhaps 90s. load more articles advertisement Live healthier Hypertension » Salt may be bad for more than blood pressure Regularly salting foods heightens death risk How potassium fights high blood pressure Are you eating too much salt? Did you know that high blood pressure affects as many as 25% of adult South Africans? Do you have a sweet tooth? » What’s SA’s most sugary drink? Craving sugar? Blame your brain WHO says we're eating too much sugar 10 foods with hidden sugar Even if you don't have a sweet tooth, you might still be eating far more sugar than you think.