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Due to their sedentary lifestyle, the elderly are more prone to constipation. They should include lots of fibre-rich fruits and veggies in their diet to have a clean and active digestive system. Dark green veggies (e.g. broccoli) and leafy greens (e.g. spinach) will strengthen their bones due to good calcium content. Orange coloured vegetables like carrots, pumpkin and sweet potatoes are good sources of vitamin A. Older adults also tend to lose muscle mass. The protein found in fish, legumes and beans can be a good respite in this case. Bone health can be preserved with vitamin D that helps in calcium absorption. Sources of vitamin D are dairy products like yogurt, milk or cheese. In general, the elderly should focus on foods that are low in trans or saturated fats, sodium (salt) and artificial sugars. Veggies, fruits, whole grains and legumes (dry beans and peas) help to cut back the risk of chronic disorders like type 2 diabetes, stroke, cardiovascular diseases and certain types of cancer as well.