Nutrition And How It Can Alter And Affect The Aging Process Essay

2375 Words Nov 15th, 2016 10 Pages
The purpose of this term paper is to discuss nutrition and how it can alter and affect the aging process. Specifically, I will discuss what we eat, how we eat and when we eat that can alter with aging. With that said, the question is, “How does nutrition affect aging?” I chose this topic as a result of nutrition having always intrigued me. I find it fascinating how nutrition plays such a massive role in our health and how we age.
What We Eat Even though our body’s cravings for certain foods change every 7 years the core principals of a healthy diet stay the same as if we were 25 or 65. We do need a variety of different nourishing food in order to look and feel the best we can. But, our bodies need certain foods at certain ages in order to maintain our health, as we get older.
For our 20s and 30s, we are so busy and constantly on the go that nutrition isn’t the main priority for most. As stated in the article, “Eat for your age”, the National Diet and Nutrition survey found that a high percentage of women in their 20s and 30s were not meeting the regulated requirements of daily intake of several key nutrients such as calcium, folic acid, and iron. Only 4% of women from 19-24 consumed there five a day target for fruits and veggies. Our bones and bone density continues to grow until our late 20s, so, calcium, vitamin D and K are much needed at this time in age to avoid osteoporosis in a later age. Due to most of us at this age are always on the go we tend to skip breakfast…

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