Unformatted text preview: have the same diet as I age, your body ages with you. Older people need more liquids and calcium to maintain bone health, so as I age my diet would need to incorporate that. Today I don’t really pay much attention to what I eat. I’m 28 and not too fat, not too skinny, I eat when I eat. I’m sure I could stand to lose some weight but it’s not something I put much effort into. I recently found out that as you age, you lose your ability to produce stomach acid and that interferes with the ability to absorb some nutrients, older people’s diets should reflect these changes as well as the calcium for bones maintenance. As you age, your taste buds change as well, the older you get the salty and sweet taste sensations decline. This can cause you to like things more richly seasoned then you did 20 years prior....
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- Spring '10
- Nutrition, older people, different life stages, sweet taste sensations