As we get older, nutrition rules change or at least get stricter. At what age do we need to make these changes? The recommendations listed below should be addressed at different stages of life, and it’s probably safe to start thinking about them as well as applying these changes in your 30’s.

Seek out vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is often overlooked. Needed to make blood cells and improve cognition, vitamin B12 gets into the body along with animal proteins like eggs or meat. If supplemented it should be taken separate from your regular vitamins.

Eat more bananas

Blood pressure tends to rise as we age. To combat this problem and lower stroke and heart attack risk, you should eat less sodium and more potassium.

Cut calories

As we get older our metabolic rate slows down, so our calorie intake should drop.

Drink more water

While your sense of taste can decline over time, so can your sensation of thirst. In addition, certain medications can make you more prone to dehydration. That means making a greater effort to get enough fluids.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is needed for your body to absorb and properly use calcium. Unfortunately, this vitamin naturally gleaned from the sun can be hard to get depending on the time of year, where you live, and what you eat. However there is a supplement that you can purchase if you are lacking this vitamin for whatever reason.

For any diet recommendations, exercise tips, talk to the doctors at South Orange Chiropractic Center.