As you grow older, you many need fewer calories, particularly if you are less active than when you were younger, but you still need nutrients for good health. You may need more of certain nutrients.
Some of your sense of thirst may be lost with age. If you are drinking enough fluids, your urine will be pale yellow. If it’s bright or dark yellow, that means you need more liquids.
Older men can also have problems with bone strength. Exercise, calcium and vitamin D can protect bone strength.
Foods often taste different as we age because aging can affect the sense of taste and smell. Medicines can also change the way foods taste. This can change your appetite and make it more difficult to tell when food is spoiled
Putting hot foods into your refrigerator as soon as possible keeps bacteria from growing in food.
THIS ARTICLE BROUGHT BY NATIONAL COUNCIL ON AGING