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Once You Clock 40 Years Of Age And Above, Start Consuming More Of These 9 Foods Regularly

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Turning 40 is a great milestone to attain and it is something to be happy about. When you clock 40 years of age and above, there are some physical and emotional phenomenon that occur that are worth learning about. There are many changes that happen in your body and you need the proper knowledge of it to adapt. Some of those changes include:

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·       It may be harder to lose weight.

·       For women, your menstrual cycle might change.

·       Your chance of breast cancer increases.

·       Your bone density might decrease.

·       Your libido might increase.

·       You might be a better first time mum.

·       You might become lactose intolerant.

·       You might experience changes in your vision.

·       Your sense of smell and taste may change.

·       You might experience hearing loss, etc.

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When you clock 40 years of age and above, there is a need for a proper nutrition so that you will look and feel at your best. The consumption of healthy diet helps to reduce your risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and other disease. It is also essential that people above 40 years of age maintain a healthy weight because most diseases are associated with weight gain.

As you get older, your body system doesn’t work as smoothly as it once did and that is why your food needs to be carefully selected. Your digestive system slows down a bit and you might begin to experience different complications. It is necessary you eat the right kind of foods to reduce your risk of disease that develops as a result of aging.

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Once you clock 40 years of age and above, there are certain foods you should eat more of to help you live a healthy a longer life. Some of them include:

1.    Garlic

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Garlic is very healthy for people above 40 years of age as it is loaded with lots of nutrients and very healthy for the heart. Garlic has properties which lowers blood pressure. It also improves cholesterol levels which keeps the heart in a healthy form. Research has also shown that garlic may help reduce dementia risk.

2.    Watermelon

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Watermelon in addition to containing plenty of water is loaded with nutrients that are healthy for the body especially people who are already aging. Watermelon is rich in vitamin A, B6 and C with a very high amount of antioxidants. It is also low in calorific content. Watermelon is healthy for the heart as it contains lycopene.

3.    Olive oil

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Olive oil is healthy for the heart due to its high amount of fat (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated). There lower bad cholesterol which reduces the risk of heart disease. It also helps to maintain a healthy blood sugar level. Please use it in moderation because it is high in calories.

4.    Ginger

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Ginger is very healthy for your body especially when you begin to age. Ginger is very effective when it comes to your gut as it helps to get rid of nausea and bloat. Research also shows that it helps to reduce cancer risk and arthritis symptoms. Ginger also have powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and ant disease properties.

5.    Grapes

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Grapes are very important for people above 40 years of age. Grapes are very high in resveratrol which is an antioxidant –like polyphenol that has been linked to slashing your risk of heart disease and cancer.

6.    Honey

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Unlike artificial sweeteners, honey is very essential to the body due to the presence of minerals like copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc which helps to boost your immune system and overall well being. Once you clock 40 years of age and above, please start consuming more honey.

7.    Carrots

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Taking more of carrots as you age helps to keep your skin smooth and vision very sharp as it is high in vitamin A . The retin-A in carrot helps to fight dark spots, wrinkles and acne by increasing cell turnover. Consume more of carrot as you age to keep prevent eye disease.

8.    Onions

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Onions are very good at combating cancer. According to University of Guelph researchers, the red onion pack contains quercetin and anthocyanin which can fight off colon and breast cancers. Onion inhibit the growth of cancer cells as there disrupt their pathway for communication.

9.    Avocado

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Avocado is a fatty fruit that is very healthy for the body. The monounsaturated fats present in it helps to lower LDL cholesterol and placate a growling tummy. Eat more avocadoes as you age to keep your heart healthy.

Fruits and green vegetables generally are very important to your health especially when you clock 40 years of age and above. But take note that not all fruits are appropriate for you. Advising an individual who is diabetic to take pineapple which has a high glycemic index will cause a serious problem.

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Please consume more of green vegetables, cucumber, garden eggs, carrots and the fruits above which has low glycemic index. Please I will advise you consult your doctor and a dietician to plan a men for you.

Hope you have learnt something from this article? Please share this article to help the lives of many out there.

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