Nutrition & Aging: Discover the Secrets of Eating for Your Age
Did you know?
- People tend to eat more when dining with family or friends than when they are alone.
- Nearly 50% of seniors don't consume enough high-protein foods, and only around 32% eat the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables each day.
- Resistance training does much more to keep muscles strong than endurance exercises like walking or swimming.
It's no surprise to hear that good nutrition makes for good health--warding off disease, giving you the energy to stay active, and keeping you mentally and physically fit. But you may not realize that as you age, your body's nutrient requirements change. Learn the secrets of eating for your age and make sure you get the nutrients that can add vitality and years to your life.
Take this quiz and find out how much you know about nutrition and aging, learn what you should be discussing with your health care provider, and start eating for your age.