September 16, 2020
In this article I contributed a common nutrition related concern for many people over 50 years old. My biggest nutrition concerns for this population are protein and fluid intake.
Many people, especially in this age range, are not consuming enough protein. For this age range I recommend a minimum of 1-1.2 gm protein per kg body weight per day. Many people are not consuming enough and what is being consumed is often not as well absorbed.
The average person needs over 64 oz of fluid every day. As you age, the sensation of thirst often diminishes, leading older populations to be at a higher risk for dehydration. Therefore, it is important to be mindful of your fluid intake and to make sure you're getting at least the minimum amount daily, even if you do not feel a natural thirst and desire to drink.
Check out the full article for more nutrition, vitamin, and fitness related considerations for people over 50: Hyperlink to the original article