Certain medical conditions, for example osteoporosis, or diets such as vegetarian or vegan, may warrant a vitamin and mineral supplement. Western New York and the Finger Lakes region doesn’t see a lot of sun in the winter months, so your doctor may do bloodwork to check your Vitamin D level and suggest a supplement, if necessary.
Take a good look at your diet and talk with your doctor and/or nutrition specialist if you think you could benefit from a supplement.
Vitamin B12 - Vitamin B12 is an important vitamin for creating red blood cells, DNA, and for maintaining healthy nerve function.
Calcium - Calcium is most important for building and maintaining strong bones. As we age, we consume less calcium in our diets, so a calcium vitamin becomes even more important.
Vitamin D - Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium, maintain bone density, and help prevent Osteoporosis. In older people, vitamin D deficiency has also been linked to increased risk of falling.
Fiber - Fiber promotes healthy digestion by moving foods through the digestive tract. Foods rich in fiber include whole grains, beans, fruits, and vegetables, but a fiber vitamin can also help.
Omega-3 Fats - Found primarily in fish, Omega-3 Fats have a wide range of benefits like improving eye health and reducing risks of cardiovascular disease.
For people focused on aging healthfully, a balanced diet should meet your vitamin needs. Your basic diet should include:
Choose whole, less processed foods whenever possible. These foods will pack more of a nutritional punch than their refined counterparts.
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