In our previous blog, we discussed the importance of adding specific vitamins to your daily intake as you age. Unfortunately, those vitamins aren’t the only ones that you need to be taking into consideration. In this blog we are going to cover a few more vitamins that your body needs as you age.
This is definitely an important addition to any individual’s diet. Omega-3 fats can be found primarily in fish, although, fish oil supplements have been a fantastic way to still get the omega-3 benefits. Omega-3 has been said to possibly reduce symptoms of arthritis, slowing the progression of age-related macular degeneration, and to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Our bodies feed off of omega-3 to maintain a sharp, and healthy, mind.
Along with calcium, potassium keeps your bones strong. Potassium has also been shown to reduce high blood pressure. As people age, studies have shown that potassium intake is often lower than the recommended level. A common source of potassium is bananas.
Magnesium can be found in quite a bit of natural foods, unfortunately, it gets lost when processed. Magnesium contributes to a strong immune system, a healthy heart, and strong bones along with countless physiological differences. The best way to increase your intake of magnesium is to add as many natural, unprocessed foods, to your diet.
Fiber aids in healthy digestion by helping move foods through your digestive tract. You can often find fiber in grains, beans, fruits, and vegetables. Most individuals don’t get enough fiber, so if you recognize that you don’t consume many of these foods, you’re more than likely low in fiber. Add a few of these items to your diet and your fiber levels will rise.
These vitamins can most definitely benefit your health as you age, so it’s important that you begin to add these nutrients to your diet. While these nutrients can help with health, they don’t provide all necessary means of assistance for elderly. If you need help in your Hawaii home, Wilson Care Group can provide quality home health care to you!