Health Tip: Seniors Need Their Nutrients
Including calcium and vitamin D
(HealthDay News) -- Everyone should eat a healthy, balanced and nutrient-rich diet, especially seniors, who have special nutritional needs.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says these nutrients are especially important as we get older:
- Vitamin D and calcium, through fortified foods, low-fat dairy products, leafy green vegetables and fish.
- Vitamin B12, through fish, seafood, lean meats and vitamin B12-fortified cereals.
- Fiber, through fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
- Potassium, through fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products.
- Polyunsaturated or monounsaturated fats, rather than saturated or trans fats.
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