How to adapt as our nutritional needs change with age
Our body's nutritional needs change as we age, and it's important to eat healthily so you have all the nutrients and vitamins necessary for a long and active life.
Scientists recommend that it's best to eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables, as well as whole grains and lean meat, and to stay away from sugar, salt and unhealthy fats. These basic tenets remain a reliable guideline for healthy eating regardless of age, but age still does play a role in dietary needs. For instance, older people are often more frail and don't receive enough protein through their diets, whereas young people who eat too much red meat find that it has negative effects on their bodies. Young adults also frequently lack essential vitamins and nutrients, because nutrition is typically not a priority — and at a young age, individuals can more easily go about their day-to-day lives without proper nutrition, creating habits that can return to haunt them in older age.
Seaweed can act as a great nutritional supplement to individuals in all stages of life, especially because the over-consumption of salt is such a problem among Americans. Using it as a salt replacement is a healthy option that can enable those changing their lifestyles to be more successful Try using a product like Seagreens Mineral Salt in your dishes, which adds twice the flavor with only half the sodium that actual salt contains.
Seagreens products are especially wonderful because they contain all the minerals, micronutrients, trace elements and vitamins that raw seaweed boasts, but in a form that is much easier to ingest and incorporate into meals. Seagreens organic wild wrack seaweeds are produced to the company's award-winning proprietary standard (patents pending) among Scotland's remote Western Islands in pristine Grade A waters. Sea vegetables are also great health options, because they are guaranteed to be pesticide free, unlike many of the plants grown on land. In fact, all Seagreens products are organic, kosher and certified free from allergens and contaminants.