Longevity Tip ~ Pack the Nutrients

When you get older, your body begins to need fewer calories, but you need just as many nutrients. Nutrient-dense foods pack a lot of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients your body needs into a small amount of calories.

Eat more of these nutrient-dense foods

Older adults, along with other Americans, are advised to “eat from the rainbow” of foods rich in nutrients, like these:

fruits and vegetables (choose a range of types with vibrant colors)

whole grains, like oatmeal, whole-wheat bread, and brown rice

fat-free or low-fat milk and cheese, or soy or rice milk that is fortified with vitamin D and calcium

seafood, lean meats, poultry, and eggs

beans, nuts, and seeds


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