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While everyone eats every day, hungry or not, our relationship with food changes, based on our age.
Apart from hunger, our mind and body get the ‘cue’ to eat using advertising, smells, sounds and certain visuals, leading to recreational consumption.
There are seven stages of appetite that influence our eating habits.
Age 60-70: Good nutrition along with a functioning body is crucial at an old age, due to lack of hunger which leads to a loss of weight and illnesses of the mind and body.
Food is crucial in all ages but is especially important (along with physical activity) in old age even though many complications arise like dental problems, swallowing issues and reduced taste and smell.
One should savour and relish the food we eat and follow the basic guidelines of exercise and nutrition.
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