Nutrition for Older Adults
Source: MedlinePlus, U.S. National Library of Medicine
Eating healthy is important at any age but, as you get older your nutritional needs may change. Nutrients are the vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats, and carbohydrates you get from food. Eat foods that are high in nutrients and avoid empty calories. If you are having trouble eating healthy talk with your health care provider.
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Studies show that a good diet in your later years reduces risk of osteoporosis, high blood pressure, heart diseases and certain cancers. Read more.