Diet: Eating Well After 50

Adapting your diet in your fifties is essential. Tips for eating well and eating better after age 50.

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For women, their fifties are a real transition in so many ways. Synonymous with menopause, this second phase of life often goes hand in hand with “physiological changes.” Hence the importance of adopting an adapted diet that allows you to withstand the changes linked to age and the end of the menstrual cycle. Pick up these 5 nutrition habits to make this transition beautifully.

- Habit #1: Watch out for fat and sugar cravings
Fatty, sugary foods reduce your appetite for foods that are rich in essential nutrients (proteins) and cause you to put on kilos around your midsection. On a daily basis, this means limiting your consumption of butter, oil (2 teaspoons per day) and cheese (no more than 30 g per day).

- Habit #2: Say yes to good fats
More attention must be paid to your heart. In order to protect it, it is essential that you choose “good fats” that may be found for example in fatty fish and flaxseed oil.

- Habit #3: Don’t neglect your calcium
Like children, your bones need to be strengthened in order to stay b. As part of your plan for being fulfilled in your fifties, increase your calcium intake. At the same time, maintain your protein intake and eat products rich in vitamin D, such as fish, eggs, and mushrooms.

- Habit #4: Watch out for carbs
Without getting rid of them altogether, opt for foods with a low glycemic index, such as lentils, cereals, and whole grain bread.

- Habit #5: Don’t forget antioxidants
It would be a shame to change your diet without introducing foods that are known for their antioxidant qualities (cabbage, garlic, green tea, red fruits, citrus, etc.). 

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