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Top 10 Foods for the Over 40 Crowd
OK, so 40 is the new 20. Try convincing your body of that. Most people find that 40 brings weight gain, wrinkles, and what the heck are those noises your knees have started making?
Well, while we have yet to find that elusive fountain of youth, we have found some of the best foods that if you aren’t already eating, you should start because these will help you to look and feel years younger.
Our bodies begin to burn less energy by the time we hit our 30’s and it drops an incredible 7 percent every 10 years after that. Which means that you need fewer and fewer calories to avoid getting that middle age spread.
Too many of us tend to ignore the march of time and think that we can just go on as we always have, no matter our age, but as we grow older, exercise and good nutrition becomes more important than ever. When we gain belly fat, we greatly increase our risk of heart disease, osteoarthritis, and diabetes. It also becomes harder to lose weight as we grow older, so it’s best to not gain it at all, rather than try to lose it later on.
If you are 40-something, or approaching the big 4-0, keep reading and find out the top 10 foods you need to be eating more of so you can stay as healthy as possible for many, many years to come.
Fresh or cooked, you can’t beat tomatoes for offering you protection from prostate cancer and hardening of the arteries. Tomatoes are loaded with lycopene, which have been linked to a lower rate of disease. Pass the spaghetti!
One of the best vitamin packed leafy green around! Kale is high in vitamin K, as well as zeaxthanin and lutein, which are known to support healthy eyesight.
All kinds of berries are loaded with antioxidants and you want to eat as many of these as you can! Antioxidants fight free radicals, which damage our cells and are the cause of premature aging, such as wrinkles. Antioxidants are Mother Nature’s natural disease fighters so be sure that you eat at least one serving of some type of berry, whether it be blueberries, strawberries, or blackberries, every single day and fight back against father time!
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