The Link Between Nutrition And Age

Food

Nobody will disagree when I say that people are different depending on their age range. Something that obviously makes sense with that logic is that nutrition needs change throughout our lives as well. So, depending on your age range, you should know what you need to eat to be at your healthiest.

For instance, a teenager obviously needs more protein, calcium, and vitamin D because they are growing at their last growth stage. They need the protein to build muscle and the calcium and vitamin D to make sure that their bones grow healthy and strong. Without the proper nutrients as a child, you will never grow to the size that you could.

Our food habits start from birth, and they dictate what our bodies like and what they don’t. For example, a lot of people will eat relatively the same diet as a kid (other than the abundance of sweets of course) when they get older, i.e. if they like healthy foods as a kid, they will like them when they are older. If they develop a taste for vegetables, as an adult they will probably like vegetables the same way.

As we get older however, we have different needs than a child does. For instance, we need more antioxidants, more vitamins, more minerals, and less calories due to the way our body functions at later stages. We need more nutrients because our bodies are weaker and have a lower immune system. We need less calories because we are no longer growing and don’t have as much need for energy.

I suggest that you research more about the needs of an individual in your age range. There are some nutritional programs that are better suited for younger adults or vice versa. The best recommendation is to figure out what you really need and design your own diet, either with the help of a nutritionist or by yourself. It isn’t too hard and you will be sure that you are on your way to being the healthiest that you can be. Lets face it, if we all ate like we did when were were 10, we would probably have some problems!

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