PROTEIN is important optimal immune function, wound healing, and fluid balance. The major sources of protein among U.S. adults are beef, poultry, pork, fish, milk, cheese, and eggs. All of these sources contain saturated fat so moderation and portion control are important in obtaining a healthful diet. Remember to select lean cuts of meat and skim milk to reduce intake of saturated fats.
CALCIUM and VITAMIN D keep bones strong and along with physical activity help to prevent
VITAMIN B-12 is important for healthy blood cells and nerve function including cognitive performance. Natural dietary sources include beef, milk, and fish. However, efficient absorption of vitamin B-12 diminishes with age. Therefore, it is recommended that adults over the age of 50 get their vitamin B-12 from fortified foods such as breakfast cereals or from a vitamin supplement.