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Health Tip: Your Diet as You Age

(HealthDay News) -- As you age, it's important to make sure your body is getting all the nutrients it needs.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests:

  • Eat plenty of green, leafy vegetables (such as spinach) and orange vegetables (such as sweet potatoes).

  • Eat a variety of proteins, including peas, beans and fish.

  • Eat whole grain cereals, breads and pasta. Aim for at least a 3 oz. serving per day.

  • Enjoy at least three daily servings of vitamin D-fortified dairy products, such as milk, cheese and yogurt.

  • Choose healthier monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.

  • Eat a balanced variety of foods, and get regular exercise.

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