As we get older, our bodies have different needs, so certain nutrients become more important for good health.
Here are some examples of nutrient needs:
1. Calcium and Vitamin D
- Older adults need these nutrients to help maintain bone health.
- Have servings of calcium-rich food and beverages.
- This includes cereals, fruit juices, dark leafy vegetables, and milk.
2. Vitamin B12 (Cobalkamin)
- People older than 50 do not get enough Vitamin B12.
- Lean meat, fish, and seafood are sources of Vitamin B12.
- It can help lower the risk of heart diseases and prevent type 2 diabetes.
- High fiber-rich foods include whole-grain bread, cereals, along with fruits and vegetables.
- Increasing potassium along with reducing sodium (salt) may lower your risk of high blood pressure.
- Fruits, vegetables, and beans are good sources.
- Foods that are low in salt and trans fat help reduce your risk of heart disease.
- Fats that should be eaten are found in nuts, seed, avocado, olive oil, and fish such as tuna, mackerel, sardines, salmon.
Source: @psc_gov via
Karen Leslie L. Pineda, MSPH, RND
Mary Jane M. Serapion, RND, MSND (Cand.)
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