Despite our best efforts, aging is an inevitable part of life. We go through our whole life learning and adapting to our ever-changing bodies which become more evident as we age. In fact, there are some changes you might not even be aware of! Not only do we experience graying hair and wrinkling skin, there are even more changes happening under the surface.
Did you know the size of your brain will get smaller and your sense of taste will change? These are all things you should anticipate as you enter your golden years! Follow along as we uncover the 10 strange ways the mind and body change as we age.
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You Might Crave Different Foods
If you suddenly start craving foods you never used to enjoy before, it’s not as strange as it might seem. As we age, noticing different flavors can become more difficult. Some men start to lose their taste buds in their 50s while women can lose their taste buds in their 40s. This is a big reason why older adults often reach for foods high in salt, fat, and sugar because they offer more flavor.
In addition to taste, your sense of smell may lessen too. Our sense of smell is at its strongest between the age of 30 and 60 but after that, it can begin to weaken. In fact, some seniors may even eventually lose their sense of smell completely. All of these changes can play a role in what types of foods we crave.