Life sometimes has a way of sneaking up on us and reminding us that we are human beings who age. Sometimes itâ€™s a rude awakening; a broken bone due to loss of calcium in the bones, becoming a lot more â€œirregularâ€ in the bathroom, or being diagnosed with diabetes or another disease that may be associated with older folk. In a lot of cases, situations like these canâ€™t be helped and need proper medical attention. But other times, itâ€™s a simple fact of changing your diet that could help to add healthier years to your life.
By the time fifty years of age rolls around, we should try to make a conscious effort to tweak what we eat for our benefit. There are seven nutrients that the body needs more of as it matures: vitamin D, calcium, probiotics, Omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, fiber and water. To read more about why the body needs these nutrients and where to get them, see the full story at cnn.com.