As we age and our body changes, our dietary needs change as well. See how to eat right for your age.
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The Importance of Eating Right for Your Age Dr. Travis Stork: You know there are certain foods at certain ages that are more important. You know 20’s and 30’s believe it or not your bones, you -- cottage cheese, milk, you want plenty of calcium. Dr. Jim Sears: Guys at their late 20’s get your bones growing. Dr. Travis Stork: Yeah. Dr. Andrew Ordon: Yeah. Dr. Travis Stork: You want fiber in your diet, you want preferably low salt. You can prevent the complications of high blood pressure down the road. Dr. Lisa Masterson: Prevent osteoporosis. Dr. Andrew Ordon: You are more active at that age so you can afford to have more carbohydrates in your diet provided you're getting enough exercise. Dr. Travis Stork: And as you get older -- but this also applies when you're young. You want to add as much in terms of antioxidants as you can. Dr. Jim Sears: I'm in my early 40’s and so my big push is antioxidants, I want to you know I'm kind of getting towards that age where you got to really worry about signs of aging. It’s weird how you try to sit in there but you know my health could kind of go really downhill at my age or could go uphill depending on what I eat. Dr. Travis Stork: Right. Dr. Jim Sears: And antioxidants are probably the biggest thing I could do to go in the right direction, heart health wise and brain health wise. Dr. Andrew Ordon: And then food for the older years. What's very important when you're older is fiber in the diet because you're more at risk for colon cancer. Obviously as you hit 50 you're more concerned about your cholesterol which has a tendency to want to go up. You have to watch how much fat you're in-taking and because your metabolism changes as you get older, probably less carbohydrates. Dr. Travis Stork: So the point is a lot of these foods they're great foods no matter what your age. But certainly pay attention at your age to what you're putting into your body vitamins are important obviously no matter how young or old you may be. I'm just kidding. Dr. Jim Sears: He said vitamins are important. Dr. Andrew Ordon: He had the heart. Dr. Jim Sears: And no matter how old. Dr. Andrew Ordon: Okay, Jim. Dr. Travis Stork: We all love each other. We all love each other. Dr. Jim Sears: I love this man.