If you’ve recently hit the big 5-0, you’re just 50 more years away from hitting a century. It’s time to think about a healthy diet if you want to live that long! Men at this age are susceptible to various diseases, like high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes, and prostate cancer. Okay, this might sound a little scary to you, but you don’t have to be one of those 50 plus men who succumbs to illness. You can reduce your risk of suffering from one of these diseases by changing your diet!
As we age, our dietary requirements change. Your body needs different nutrients, like Calcium, to keep your physiology balanced. This article is all about revealing the kind of food men over 50 should eat as part of a healthy diet and hopefully avoid frequent visits to doctor. Don’t worry. The food items we’ll discuss are all delicious. And remember, exercise and eating a healthy diet can be hard, but take it one step and food at a time! So let’s get started.
5 Delicious Foods For Your Heathy Diet:
Look at those delicious nuggets!! A great addition to almost any meal and healthy diet regimen is mushrooms. Any fine dining restaurant will have mushrooms, either grilled, sauteed, or stuffed as a side-dish. They also make up part of many outstanding dishes, like chicken marsala or rigatoni in mushroom sauce. I’m salivating as I write this! One cup of mushrooms has only 20 calories and it provides super-rich potassium content, essential in a healthy diet!
There’s a thing called gut microbiota. This is bacteria in human intestines. Billions and billions of bacteria. Sounds gross, but without them you die! Modern research shows that gut microbiota is actually very good for human health because it is linked to how our immune system works and how our body absorbs nutrients.
Now, what is Kefir? Kefir is fermented milk. Wait, it gets better! It is used as a prebiotic that promotes strong and healthy gut microbiota. Kefir will keep you safe from intestinal inflammation and will reduce the level of blood sugar in diabetic patients. Kefir is widely available in the form of drinkable yogurt. Drink it at least once a day. Add it to your cereal or use it in your smoothies like that one in the photo! Keep your gut bugs happy and they’ll keep you alive!
You see, this healthy diet list just keeps on getting better and better. Everybody knows that avocados are full of monounsaturated fats that are like an energy drink for your heart. This is something men need at this age, especially if you want to experience a healthy sex life. Avocados will keep your cholesterol level under control. An average sized avocado has only 230 calories and 10 grams of fiber. This means avocados are an excellent fruit for losing excessive weight. And don’t forget about guacamole, the divine accompaniment for almost any food!
Berries & Cherries
Berries, especially blueberries, reduce the risk of cancer. Other berries like strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries provide the nutrition that men over 50 need to stay mentally and physically active. It has been proven that black raspberries reduce the risk of colon cancer by 80% and the risk of esophageal cancer by 30 to 70%.
Similarly, cherries are superb for reducing the risk of osteoarthritis and gout. Try eating at least ten cherries daily.
Hell, throw all of them into a great berry salad and have at it. A little whipped cream is ok too. Or toss them in with some Kefir for a crazy good smoothie!
We all remember the cowboy farting scene from “Blazing Saddles.” It’s a triumph in its cacophonous description of the consequences of eating beans. But, despite their reputation as fart instigators, beans are delicious and should be part of your healthy diet! Baked beans, black beans, kidney beans: they all are a welcome addition to any meal. So, buy some Beano and have at it!
Just one cup of cooked kidney beans will provide you 225 calories, 13g fiber, 1g fat, and 15g protein. Try using beans as a filling for your burritos and tacos or just simply add them to your salad. They help stabilize blood sugar levels, and can actually help with high blood pressure!
Just by making small and delicious changes to your healthy diet, you can improve your health and maybe increase your lifespan. Remember, how you eat can make a huge impact on how you live!