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How Nutritional Needs Change As We Age

It’s an inevitable part of the life cycle that our bodies age with each passing year and with it so do our nutritional and dietary needs. So how do we look after our bodies in each stage of our life?

To begin with from birth through to your twenties your body requires lots of fuel for growth, development and strength. Then progressively to your 50’s you might notice a decrease in your appetite. This is not necessarily a cause for concern because as you age your body needs less fuel to function. Be mindful that this change is based on your current level of physical activity. If however your lack of appetite begins to worry you consult your GP or health professional for advice.

Less means more

Generally speaking, less means more. With a decrease in appetite, you will need less food but that doesn’t mean you can get away with eating high calories. Instead seek out low calorie, high nutrient foods such as fresh good quality vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, and proteins such as lean meats and eggs.  As you age your bodies natural ability to process waste decreases, so seeking out foods that are high in fibre will increase and encourage bowel health.

Getting enough time in the sun is also vital to your nutritional needs as well as your general wellbeing as your age, sunlight helps our body produce vitamin D, which plays a vital role in bone health and muscle strength. A leisurely 30 minute walk once a day is also wonderful for your fitness, so why not combine these two with a stroll in the morning or afternoon out of the peak UV times.

Eat more fish!

Oily fishes such as mackerel, pilchards, salmon, sardines and fresh tuna are high in essential fatty acids that can help prevent heart disease, alleviate some symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, preserve eye health and prevent cognitive decline.

One more way you can help keep your body healthy and happy as you age is to avoid alcohol, which hinders many of your bodies natural processes and absorbs unwanted sugars, calories and chemical.

If you have any concerns about your diet and nutritional needs, consult your GP or healthcare provider. Nutrition is essential to staying healthy and living life to the fullest. At Seasons, our residents at each community have experienced hospitality teams onsite to prepare nutritionally balanced meals for them, sharing daily dining experiences in the comfortable and social atmosphere of our community dining rooms. Friends and family are always welcome to join their loved ones for lunch at the Seasons restaurant or café.  At Seasons, it’s all about choice. Contact Seasons today on 07 3088 7720 or click here for locations.

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