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Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Nutrition for Seniors

Nutrition is about eating a healthy and balanced diet so your body gets the nutrients it needs. Nutrients are substances in foods that our bodies can function. They include carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and water.

Good nutrition is important for energy at every age. It may also help prevent some diseases, such as osteoporosis, high blood pressure, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers.

But as you age, your body and life change, and so does what you need to stay healthy. For example, you may need fewer calories, but you still need to get enough nutrients.



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