We all know it's hard to keep in shape as we get older. That's because metabolism is affected by age, as well as sex, body size and composition, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Eating right becomes increasingly important in our later years, the Mayo Clinic says, as our bodies tend to lose muscle and gain fat, which slows down our ability to burn calories.
That's why we clutch onto Holly McCarthy's list of the 100 Best Health Foods for Seniors in Medical Musings.
McCarthy lists the best foods for your brain, bones, eyes, teeth and digestion. She also names foods that are low in sugar, salt, and calories, and high in antioxidants, whole grain and vitamins.
Click through the slideshow below to see the top 12 foods for your mind and body at midlife, and vote for your favorites.