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Essential nutrition for seniors

Ensuring you are taking steps to fulfill your essential nutrition needs is a very smart move as far as your overall health is concerned. As you age, your body is going to need a different supply of vitamins and minerals to ensure proper health.

In particular, you need to be sure you are taking in enough calcium as part of your essential nutrition plan. Try and aim to consume real foods as much as you can; however, if you are still not meeting your needs, consider using a supplement.

Another important factor to consider in your essential nutrition plan is getting enough total calories altogether.

Many people, as they age, tend to find their appetite starts to wane, and this could lead to a loss of lean muscle tissue. Since you want to remain as strong as possible for years to come to help you stay active and healthy, ensuring you do everything you can to retain this muscle is important.

Focus on additionally eating enough lean sources of protein such as chicken, fish, and lean beef to supply your body with the amino acids it needs. Adding lean beef will also help to keep your iron status where it should be, further preventing feelings of fatigue from setting in.

If you have any problems coming up with a plan to follow when getting your diet in line, don't be afraid to contact a dietician, as they are trained to know the exact needs of aging individuals.

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