As we get older, our nutrition tends to be inadequate for our needs. This can cause an array of health problems. Many seniors also have malabsorption, which means that the nutrients they do consume may not be comletely absorbed by the digestive system and thus not used by the body. This can lead to deficiencies of certain nutrients and certain health conditions result. For seniors, correct nutrition is VITAL.
Vitamin B12 is one of the most common deficiencies in seniors. As we grow older, digestion of B12 becomes difficult and it is not absorbed properly by the body. B12 is very important to neurological function, coordination of muscle movement, strong limbs, balance, mood, and memory. Extra supplements of B12 are vital for seniors' health.
Fight free radicals with Vitamins A, C, and E
Vitamins A, C, and E are important antioxidants that prevent aging that is caused by free radicals in the environment. Vitamin C is also essential for tissue growth and repair of damages, adrenal gland function, healthy gums, immune function, and cardiovascular health.
Maintain healthy, mobile joints
I invite you to click on any of the following links to learn more about how specific nutrition principles can affect health problems, growth and development, and fitness.
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Nutrition for the Brain and Nervous System
Nutrition For Your Health Homepage
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Nutrition for the Cardiovascular System
Nutrition for Proper Immune Function
Nutrition for Weight Management
Nutrition for the Digestive System
Nutrition for Women's Health Care
Nutrition for the Skeletal System
Fight Aging with Nutrition
Children's Health and Nutrition
Managing Body Discomfort
Nutrition for the Respiratory System
Nutrition for Seniors' Health
Nutrition for Energy
Nutrition for Men's Health
Click on any of these links to learn more about these topics from other sources:
American Heart Association Holistic Internet Resources National Cancer Institute Forum for Women's Health National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations National Osteoporosis Founation American Medical Women's Association Men's Health Magazine Prostate Cancer Homepage KidsDoctor Child Health Information Center DRS4Kids Johns Hopkins University Department of Pediatrics Information Resources on PMS, Menopause & Osteoporosis Special Concerns for Women's Health Men's Health Issues Centers for Disease Control (CDC) American Diabetes Association National Center for Homeopathy Alphabetical Index of Herbs American Whole Health Arthritis Page Arthritis News Center Preventing Osteoporosis & Other Links Children's Nutrition Glucosamine Nurtition and the Athlete Nutrition Risks for the Elderly Arthritis Foundation National Women's Health Information Center