Whether you have always been a healthy eater or have fallen off the wagon, after 50 years of age it is time to start looking at what you eat. Our need for energy declines in middle age, so it is so important to make sure your bodies nutritional needs are optimal to meet the decline. There’s less room for drinking a pitcher of margaritas and having a basket of chips — unless you want to start seeing that weight creep on. And nobody wants that.
Beyond adapting to a potentially slower metabolism, you also want to compensate for things like a tendency for bones to weaken, bowel function to slow and muscle mass to decline. In general, we need to make sure we are getting lots of fruits and vegetables, eating lean meats if you are eating meat, chicken or fish, and avoiding saturated fats and sugars.
A nice way to visualise a healthy diet is to see food working together like a concert. You will need a whole symphony to create a spectacular musical piece.
Try to include the following in your diet on a daily basis to boost your body and soul.
- Dark leafy vegetables
- Nuts and seeds
- Healthy fats
- Beans and legumes
A good diet can help get blood pressure under control, decrease the risk of heart problems and contribute to the prevention of things like diabetes and cancer.
It is hard being super healthy all the time, so why not try trick your brain with these two easy recipes which are packed full of nutrients for your body and taste delicious.