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Nutrition and aging – tips and resources for older adults


Last updated 4/6/2021 at 2:34pm

Even though National Nutrition Month has officially past, NextFifty Initiative wants to dive deeper into what a healthy diet means for people over 50.

Eating a healthy and balanced diet throughout adulthood is important to stay energized, maintain a healthy weight and lower the chances of developing chronic health conditions. According to the CDC, 9 in 10 Americans consume too much sodium in their diets, leaving them at risk to develop illnesses such as heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.

According to Harvard Health, key factors that influence nutritional health during the aging process are:...

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