What Kinds of Foods Do I need as I Get Older?
As we get older, our bodies begin to need fewer calories, but we still need just as many nutrients. It’s helpful to “eat from the rainbow” of foods rich in nutrients, like these:
- Fruits and vegetables (choose a range of types with vibrant colors)
- Whole grains, whole-wheat bread and brown rice
- Fat-free or low-fat milk and cheese, or soy or rice milk that is fortified with vitamin D and calcium
- Seafood, lean meats, poultry and eggs
- Beans, nuts and seeds
-Source: National Institutes of Health