After the age of 50 is when the signs of aging are most evident. Supplementing with the following essential nutrients will help middle-aged people feel younger and healthier.
* Foods rich in vitamin B12:
After the age of 50, the acidity of the stomach will decrease, making it more difficult to absorb vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 has an important role in maintaining a healthy nervous system and metabolism. People over the age of 50 should get vitamin B12 through foods such as meat, eggs, dairy and seafood.
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People over the age of 50 have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. To reduce this risk, you should include foods rich in potassium such as bananas. Potassium plays an essential role in maintaining safe blood pressure levels.
When we reach the age of 50, the gastrointestinal function begins to decline, so you need to eat enough fiber to maintain a healthy digestive system. Fiber also helps reduce inflammation and can lower cholesterol levels.
Middle-aged people are more susceptible to dehydration, because they feel less thirsty. However, water is still essential because water helps to optimize metabolic functions. Women over the age of 50 should drink at least 9 cups of water a day, and men need at least 13 cups.
* Calcium-rich foods:
Calcium not only helps strengthen bones and teeth, but also plays an extremely important role in the heart, muscles and nerves. You should get calcium by eating dairy foods like milk, cheese and yogurt.
* Green vegetables:
Green vegetables have a particularly important role for people over 50 years old. After the age of 50, eye problems become common due to aging, so the body needs enough lutein, beta carotene and vitamin A – nutrients found in green vegetables. These substances help improve vision, while keeping the muscles strong.
Flaxseed is very beneficial for people in aging age, because they have the effect of promoting cardiovascular health. Flaxseeds contain omega-3 fatty acids and loads of antioxidants, which help protect the body from cancer-causing free radicals.
* Unsweetened Almond Milk:
Almond milk is especially beneficial for people with lactose intolerance or those who are following a plant-based diet. Almond milk provides vitamin D and calcium, which are important for the health of bones and teeth in middle-aged people.
Cinnamon offers countless health benefits thanks to its powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Research shows that cinnamon can even fight type 2 diabetes and improve insulin resistance.
Potatoes are rich in potassium, thereby helping to maintain electrolyte balance in the body. White potatoes, red potatoes and sweet potatoes are all rich in nutrients and vitamins A and C.