Take the Good Food Guide to the60life
Continuing our theme about vitamin sufficiency, we have been looking widely for a consensus view around the world. The clear simple general message is that you are what you eat; also, there are important requirements for people at different ages and stages in life.
Trawling the world for clear, impartial and comprehensive advice on eating well for the over 50s, we have the Canadian authorities sponsored Good Food Guide which is readily available as a download for all.This is a well written, easy to follow,nicely illustrated guide for all age ranges. It does however enable the special requirements for older people to be identified in clearly defined categories: food groups and and daily portion control are explained.
The issue of Vitamin D deficiency is fully covered.
The need for vitamin D increases after the age of 50. In addition to following Canada’s Food Guide, everyone over the age of 50 should take a daily vitamin D supplement of 10 µg (400 IU). Vitamin D and calcium are important for bone strength and to reduce the risk of osteoporosis and fractures in older adults. Answers to key questions :
- How can I meet my vitamin D needs through food?
- can I meet my vitamin D needs from exposure to the sun?