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Calcium + vitamin D: 3 servings to fat-free or low-fat calcium-rich foods to maintain bone health. If you take a calcium supplement, make sure it also contains vitamin D.

Vitamin B12: needed for healthy nerve cells, red blood cell production and immune function.

* Less stomach acid (needed to absorb B12), poor diet or vegan/vegetarian diet may cause a deficiency

* Fortified cereals, lean meat

Fiber: decrease the risk of heart disease, help control type 2 diabetes and weight, promote regularity

* Whole grains, fruits, vegetables, beans

Potassium: in conjunction with a lower sodium diet, potassium helps reduce high blood pressure

* Fruits, vegetables, milk, yogurt

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