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Nutrition and Functional Foods for Healthy Aging by Ronald Ross Watson

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Chapter 11

Healthy Food Choice and Dietary Behavior in the Elderly

Christine Brombach1, Marianne Landmann2, Katrin Ziesemer3, Silke Bartsch4 and Gertrud Winkler5,    1ZHAW, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Wädenswil, Switzerland,    2Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Jena, Germany,    3University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany,    4Pädagogische Hochschule Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany,    5Albstadt-Sigmaringen University, Sigmaringen, Germany

Abstract

Eating is like breathing: inevitable and a requirement for survival. However, unlike breathing, which functions automatically and is geared by reflexes, eating behavior is far more complex. Eating is far more than simply providing the body with nutrients.

Addressing the issues of aging and ...

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