Nutrition Needs That Change As You Age
Nutrition needs evolve
By Lynne Peeples
As we get older, nutrition rules changeor at least get stricter. Some vitamins, such as B12, become even more important with time. But at what age do we need to make changes?
"These recommendations should be addressed at different stages of life, and it's probably safe to start thinking about them in your 30s," says Helen Rasmussen, PhD, a registered dietitian at the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, in Boston. "Why wait until it's too late?"
Here's howand whatto eat in your 30s, 40s, 50s, and beyond.
Next: Seek out vitamin B12