(Anne Moselle is the nutrition expert for OptWell50plus.com)
As we age, our nutrition becomes that much more important. While we need less overall calories, our needs for various nutrients don’t change, or even increase. The keys to a healthy eating plan for those 50 years and older include focusing on these main areas: Protein, Fiber, Vitamin D/Calcium, Limited “Extras”, and Proper Hydration.
There’s less “wiggle room” for the extras like sweets, refined carbohydrates, alcohol. Make every bite count. Maximize your nutrition by eating plenty of fruits, veggies, lean proteins, dairy and getting enough water. This isn’t to say you shouldn’t enjoy a “treat” now and then, but it’s a time to be a bit more mindful of the fuel you put in your body.
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