While the overarching framework on how to eat well will always include plenty of fruit, vegetables, lean proteins, healthy fats and whole grains, specific macro and micronutrient requirements do change across age groups. This is due to a number of factors which change as we age including metabolism, muscle mass and hormone levels.
Eating a balanced diet as well as exercising regularly plays a big part in how well (or not so well) we age, which includes adjusting our overall energy intake to match energy output as our lifestyles become a little less active and as our metabolism organically decline.
Click on the two links below If you want to read more about what the key nutritional considerations are during;
- Childhood and Adolescence
- 20's and 30's
- 40's and 50's
- 60's and over
Huffington Post - How to Eat Right for Your Age
Daily Mail - What to eat in every decade