Good nutrition throughout life for healthy ageing
As we get older, and our metabolism slows down, we tend to eat smaller meals, but our bodies still require the same amount – if not more – of the nutrients necessary for strength, health and wellbeing. As we age, our bones lose density, and muscle growth and maintenance declines, reducing our strength and physical function. That’s why adequate calcium and protein intake is vital throughout life to ensure that we have optimal bone density and muscle mass as we age. A sufficient intake of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients ensures all our needs for normal bodily functions are met, while antioxidants help to protect the body’s cells against age-related symptoms associated with oxidative stress.