1. What Are The Recommended Dietary Allowances RDA?
  2. Healthy Food List #1: Best Nutrition For Pregnant Women
  3. Healthy Food List #2: Best Nutrition For Healthy Hair / Preventing Hair Loss
  4. Healthy Food List #3: Best Nutrition For Asthma (And A Healthy Lung)
  5. Healthy Food List #4: Best Nutrition For Children With Autism
  6. Healthy Food List #5: Best Nutrition For A Healthy Back (And No Back Pain)
  7. Healthy Food List #6: Best Nutrition For Fighting Pain
  8. Healthy Food List #7: Best Nutrition For Brainpower
  9. Healthy Food List #8: Best Nutrition For Reducing Your Cancer Risk
  10. Healthy Food List #9: Best Nutrition For Lowering Cholesterol
  11. Healthy Food List #10: Best Nutrition For Fighting Against Colds and Flu
  12. Healthy Food List #11: Best Nutrition For Beating Depression
  13. Healthy Food List #12: Best Nutrition For Fighting Stress
  14. Healthy Food List #13: Best Food For Instant Detox
  15. Healthy Food List # 14: Best Nutrition For Diabetics
  16. Healthy Food List #15: Best Nutrition For Better Digestion
  17. Healthy Food List #16: Best Nutrition For Building Muscle
  18. Healthy Food List #17: Best Nutrition For Dealing With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  19. Healthy Food List #18: Best Nutrition For Dealing With Fibromyalgia
  20. Healthy Food List #19: Best Nutrition For Better Fitness
  21. Healthy Food List #20: Best Nutrition For A Healthy Heart
  22. Healthy Food List #21: Best Nutrition For High Blood Pressure
  23. Healthy Food List #22: Best Nutrition For Balancing Your Hormones (And For A Great Skin)
  24. Healthy Food List #23: Best Nutrition For Strong Joints
  25. Healthy Food List #24: Best Nutrition For Juice Cleanses
  26. Healthy Food List #25: Best Nutrition For Men
  27. Healthy Food List #26: Best Nutrition For People Over 60
  28. Healthy Food List #27: Best Nutrition For Weight Loss
  29. Healthy Food List #28: Best Nutrition For Preventing Osteoporosis
  30. Healthy Food List #29: Best Nutrition For Easing Hyperthyroidism Symptoms
  31. Healthy Food List #30: Best Nutrition For A Better Sex Life
  32. Healthy Food List #31: Best Nutrition For Better Sleep
  33. Healthy Food List #32: Best Nutrition For Menstruation Periods
  34. Healthy Food List #33: Best Nutrition For Healthy Eyes
  35. Healthy Food List #34: Best Nutrition For Preventing Hearing Loss
  36. Healthy Food List #35: Best Nutrition For Healthy Teeth And Gums
  37. Healthy Food List #36: Best Nutrition For Improving Your Appetite
  38. Healthy Food List #37: Best Nutrition For Reducing Your Hunger and Appetite
  39. Healthy Food List #38: Best Nutrition For Women
  40. Healthy Food List #39: Best Nutrition For Women Over 50
  41. Healthy Food List #40: Best Supplement Nutrition For Women
  42. Healthy Food List #41: Best Nutrition For Your Child
  43. Healthy Eating #1: Make Health Goals That You Can Work On
  44. Healthy Eating #2: Eat For a F.I.T. Lifestyle
  45. Healthy Eating #3: Which Foods Can Help Cure Common Cold?
  46. Healthy Eating #4: Take up a slow, steady weight loss plan
  47. Healthy eating #5: Things to know about supplements (by age)
  48. Healthy eating #7: Start cutting excess fat from your cooking
  49. Healthy Eating #8: Foods that help keep your eyes healthy
  50. Healthy Eating #9: A checklist for healthful eating and active living
  51. Healthy Eating #10: Stay fit in cold weather
  52. Healthy Eating #11: Start eating oats
  53. Healthy Eating #13: Be a smart food buyer

Healthy eating #5: Things to know about supplements (by age)




You only need to take the right vitamin or mineral supplement for your age and unique health needs. Remember, food first! Then if you need a supplement, here’s what health experts advise as a daily guideline, depending on your age:


- 20s, 30s, or 40s: folic acid (400 micrograms for women) if you’re pregnant or capable of pregnancy, to avoid birth defects; perhaps calcium (up to about 1,000 milligrams, more—1,200 milligrams—for menopausal women) and perhaps iron (no more than 18 milligrams) if you’re a woman with heavy menstrual flow.
- 50s: calcium (up to 1,200 milligrams for women and men) to protect against bone loss; and vitamin D (400 International
Units, or I.U.). Vitamin D recommendations go up with age.
Women: Stop any iron supplement now.
- 60s: calcium as noted for the 50s; vitamin D as noted for the 50s; and vitamin B12 (up to 2.4 micrograms) to counteract possible changes in vitamin B12 absorption.
- 70s: calcium as noted for the 50s; vitamin D (up to 600 I.U. or less if you drink milk); and vitamin B12, as noted for the 50s.
To be supplement savvy:
- Check the Supplement Facts on any you take so you don’t overdo. A supplement with 100% Daily Value for these or any other nutrients is enough, unless your doctor gives different advice.
- Make a personal note to ask your doctor about the right supplements for you.

Note: Supplements may interact with any medication that you take.