Healthy eating 50+_







Have you ever considered that over the age of 50 what you eat will have an impact on your health? Don’t worry, you won’t need to banish those much loved dishes from the shopping list in order to stay healthy. As you grow older, your metabolic rate will slow and in some cases the extra calories will turn into fat. Exercise is one way of combatting weight gain. It is quite possible to cut down on those excess calories from being careful with what you eat, as one tends to need fewer calories growing older. You can do this by eating a balanced diet for a healthier and happier later years. Here are some simple ways you can make the most of your diet without getting too faddy and abandoning your favourites:

  • Eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Cut back on foods with higher sugar content.
  • Lean meats are best, like poultry and some types of fish.
  • Monitor your alcohol intake throughout the week.
  • Check the added salt from labels and packaging on foodstuffs. Salt intake should not exceed six grams a day.
  • It is wise to avoid skipping meals throughout the day.
  • Variety is the spice of life: Aim for a varied diet of different food types.

A balanced diet will support good health and wellbeing in later years, reducing the likelihood of getting Cancer or heart problems later on.

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