With the increase of age, the human body's digestion and absorption function will also decline, in order to supplement nutrition for the elderly, you can appropriately take the middle-aged and elderly milk powder. In the purchase of middle-aged and elderly milk powder, six factors must be considered when purchasing.
High calcium: Calcium loss in the body is accelerated in middle-aged and elderly people, and calcium intake needs to be increased from the diet. The daily reference intake of dietary calcium for the elderly in China is 1000 mg, the calcium contained in milk powder is relatively ideal, and the casein in milk powder as well as phosphorus and vitamin d can also promote the absorption of calcium.
High-speed iron: Some middle-aged and elderly people have iron deficiency anemia, so iron supplementation is also a need. When buying milk powder, if the milk powder is added to ferrous sulfate, the absorption rate is not very high, if the added heme iron, the absorption rate will be increased. This should be noted.
High zinc: Zinc deficiency is also common in middle-aged and elderly people. Zinc can improve the body's various functions and can also improve appetite. The reference intake of zinc in middle-aged and elderly people is 11.5 mg per day, with a maximum of 37 mg per day.
Lipid-lowering: For middle-aged and elderly people, hyperlipidemia is very common, and the cardiovascular health problems caused by it are especially worthy of attention. Polyunsaturated fatty acids rich in linolenic acid and linoleic acid are added to the milk powder for the middle-aged and the elderly, and polyunsaturated fatty acids have the effect of lowering blood lipid.
Selenium: Selenium is an antioxidant that helps remove peroxides that accumulate in the body, which is one of the factors that lead to the decline of physical function in middle-aged and elderly people. Taking the middle-aged and elderly milk powder added with selenium is conducive to increasing the intake of selenium.
Low sugar: many middle-aged and elderly people have "lactose intolerance", ready-to-eat fresh milk or ordinary milk powder, there will be abdominal distension, diarrhea and other gastrointestinal discomfort. Milk powder specially prepared for middle-aged and elderly people with "lactose intolerance" solves this problem by replacing part of the lactose with oligosaccharides to adapt to the intestinal function of middle-aged and elderly people.
With reference to the above six factors, we believe that we can easily buy suitable milk powder for middle-aged and elderly people.