The fruits, a key to the good health from the 50
Health comes first, and to take care of it we have to adjust our diet and our lifestyle to the needs of the moment. So at 50, when metabolism changes again, if we want to continue to feel good, we must consider some tips in order to preserve our well-being.
At all stages of life, it is important to follow a balanced diet that "has a bit of everything." However, the daily activity of the elderly burns less energy than before and therefore requires less amounts of food. So they usually have less hunger and eat more frequently and in small amounts.
Metabolism gets slow and also perform the digestion more slowly, for this reason a fibber intake that we find in vegetables and fruits, is particularly important.
Furthermore, we want to be young as long as possible, and we can try to extend our youth eating food that contain antioxidants (beta carotene, vitamins A, C and E, and flavonoids mainly). All these components can largely be find in fruits and vegetables such as oranges, lemons, grapefruit, spinach, squash, peppers, tomatoes, peas, nuts, apples, garlic, onions, peaches, celery, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli...
Endless possibilities that will help not only to slow down aging, but to improve the circulatory system, digestive system, and even memory.
I do not notice the taste, cooking for one is just boring, I’m not hungry...
These are some of the most common issues that often lead to a poor diet with the elderly. But, as always, there are some tricks to change these topics.
It is true that the senses diminish and the meals often feel tasteless. To improve them, before adding more sugar or salt, which is less healthy, the fruits and vegetables can get more flavour with spices, fresh or dried, or even a little bit of honey.
Furthermore, it becomes easier to eat fruits, if it’s prepared, cut to small pieces, easier to chew, or even with some juice.
And above all, we are attracted by sight. If meals are nice and the dishes are cared and presented, eating will be a pleasure.