Best foods to eat from your 20s to your 70s

As we get older, things change -- right?

9pm suddenly seems late, and top 40 music was definitely better when you were a teen (or so some say). So, it's no surprise our minds and bodies require different foods to keep us going.

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For instance, that 9 p.m. energy drink to get you through an all-nighter becomes a 9 p.m. chamomile tea to get your Zzzs.

According to the Daily Mail, this is what you should be eating during each decade:

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What to eat in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s

20s

Experts say to up your calories in your 20s because that’s when our metabolism is highest. Ditch the protein bar and processed foods for healthy fats like nuts, eggs and avocado

And up your zinc game with chickpeas or oysters to ward off any lingering breakouts.

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30s

In your 30s, experts say there are a few life factors that become more apparent: fertility and wrinklesEase up on the drinking to keep yourself fertile -- this applies to men too! 

As for the wrinkles -- taste the rainbow (not Skittles). Your plate should have a lot of color to up antioxidants.

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40s

40 brings stress to another level, like paying off that mortgage and moving up in your career. Relax by upping magnesium found in leafy veggies.

And fight-off joint stiffness with anti-inflammatory foods containing turmeric.

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50s

Your 50s are all about the eyes, so boost your lutein intake with kale, egg yolk and yellow peppers.

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60s

And 60 may be the new 50, but your bones are still on 60 time. Up calcium and vitamin D by taking a bone support supplement -- but always consult your doc first.

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70s

Think "brain food" in your 70s. Oily fish and eggs are your best bet. Plus, don't quit that tennis team or abruptly stop your nightly walks. Keeping up muscle strengh is key!

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Note: Always consult your doctor before making significant dietary changes.

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