‘Healthy’ Foods That Elderly People Should Never Eat

By: Aging Care

At first glance, foods like vegetable sprouts, fish, and eggs seem to be healthy food choices. But, depending on how they are prepared, these ingredients may contain bacteria, viruses, parasites, or toxins that can cause food-borne illness. Seniors should avoid some foods that appear healthy, especially those served raw, because of the germs they harbor.

While the digestive symptoms of food poisoning are often miserable, they usually resolve in a matter of hours or days with no lasting consequences for healthy people. However, older individuals and those with compromised immune function can experience serious health setbacks and complications from a bout of food poisoning. Therefore, it is crucial for seniors (and their caregivers) to be aware of what foods pose significant risks and make sure to avoid them.

Continue reading the complete article to learn which foods seniors should avoid consuming here

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