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Special Nutrition Needs of Older Adults
Eating right and staying fit are important no matter what your age. As we get older our bodies have different needs, so certain nutrients become especially important for good health.
Calcium and Vitamin D: To meet these needs, select calcium-rich foods and beverages and aim for three servings of low-fat or fat-free dairy products each day.
Vitamin B12: Fortified cereal, lean meat, and some fish and seafood are sources of vitamin B12.
Dietary Fiber: Eat whole-grain breads and cereals, and more beans and peas, along with fruits and vegetables, as all provide dietary fiber.
Potassium: Fruits, vegetables, beans and low-fat or fat-free dairy products are good sources of potassium.
Know Your Fats: Most of the fats you eat should be polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, which are primarily found in nuts, seeds, avocados, vegetable oils and fish.
Reprinted in part from Eat Right.
This article does not replace the advice of a medical professional. Please consult with your physician for information and advice regarding your specific dietary needs.
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