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Special Nutrient Needs of Older Adults

Special Nutrient Needs of Older Adults

As we age, our bodies’ nutritional needs change given that hydration and energy levels diminish. Take note of these nutrients which home care in Calabasas, California believes are vital to the aging body:

  • Calcium, Vitamin D
    Both of these nutrients greatly help in maintaining bone health, so make sure to add calcium-rich foods to your diet which you can take from dark green leafy vegetables, canned fish with soft bones, or fortified cereals. You can get Vitamin D from salmon, fatty fish, or eggs.
  • Potassium
    Vegetables, fruits, beans, and low- to zero-fat dairy products are good sources of potassium. Alongside this diet, make sure to limit your sodium intake. Let caregiving support in Los Angeles County help you prepare you healthy meals with little or no added salt as much as possible.
  • Vitamin B12
    This keeps the body’s blood cells and nerves healthy, as well as prevent megaloblastic anemia, the most common cause of tiredness and weakness in the aging population.
  • Fiber
    Fiber plays various roles in the body like keeping your blood sugar levels stable, helping in digestion, reduce the risk for heart disease, and more. You get dietary fiber from eating whole grain cereals and bread, more beans, and peas.

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