I have a friend who’s a vegetarian, but I don’t think you’ve never met herbivore (haha!). Last week, we talked about 4 important nutrients: folate, potassium, magnesium, and B12. This week, we’re jumping into four more: calcium, vitamin d, Omega-3, and the last one is… water. That’s right.
Very often, sources of calcium also provide the body with protein, both of which are needed for bone health. It is best to consume food, rather than supplements, but this can be done if necessary.
Very few foods naturally contain vitamin D, but many are fortified. Supplements of this vitamin are very common. Your body produces the vitamin when exposed to sunlight, but this process becomes less efficient over time.
Fats in general are very important for body function and energy levels and when part of a balanced diet can help maintain optimal health.
We previously learned that folate and fiber are incredibly important as you age. However, fiber absorbs water, which makes you should be sure to keep your water consumption high!Being healthy means eating a balanced diet. You can take vitamin supplements to help ensure that you are getting everything you need, (especially if you aren’t always in control of your food choices). Whether in Barrington, Lake Barrington, North Barrington, Lake Zurich, Deer Park, Inverness, Bull Valley, Crystal Lake, Schaumberg, and Hoffman Estates, nutrition should be a top priority while you age!