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The nutrients your body needs

Jan 14, 2019
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As we age, some nutrients become particularly important when it comes to keeping the body strong and functioning at its full potential.

 

Protein

Combine protein with exercise to help keep your muscles strong. Muscle mass decreases as we age and can contribute to loss of muscle tone and weakness.

 

Vitamin D and calcium

Essential nutrients that work in harmony to help maintain healthy bones. Body stores of vitamin D can drop as we get older and this can affect our ability to absorb calcium.

 

Vitamin C

Contributes to collagen formation for the normal functioning of cartilage and bones, which is a key component of joints. Together, muscles, bones and cartilage play a major role in daily activities.

 

Water

Water is involved in virtually every process in the body and our physical and mental health depends on it. 6-8 glasses of fluid each day is recommended.

 

Dietary fibre

Helps support and maintain a healthy digestive system. Remember to drink enough fluid for fibre to benefit the body.

 

KEY FACT

After the age of 50, the average adult loses 1% of muscle mass each year.2 

 

NUTRITION TIP

Adequate dietary protein, combined with resistance training using all the major muscle groups, helps maintain muscle so that you can stay strong.3,4

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Sustagen Hospital Formula contains a full range of vitamins and minerals plus protein. Consumed as part of a varied and balanced diet and active lifestyle, it can help ensure you obtain the level of nutrients you need for health.

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