Eating Your Way to Good Health – Three Foods You Should be Consuming

By on November 22, 2019
Health

As women enter into their 50s, good health suddenly becomes something that you are more aware of. Obviously, you want to stay as fit and healthy as possible, for as long as possible, which means staying active and choosing foods that are good for you. This is really the perfect time to take stock of what you eat, how much you eat, and even when you eat, so look for areas you could improve on. With just a few changes, you can actually start to eat your way to good health, and enjoy all the benefits that come along with it.

Unsure of where to start? Here’s a look at three foods you should be consuming on a regular basis.

Steel Cut Oats – the Ultimate Breakfast

If you’re the type who doesn’t put much thought or emphasis into what you eat for breakfast, now is the time to change your way of thinking. In fact, breakfast is what sets the tone for your entire day, so why not ensure you get off to a good start?

Steel-cut oats are an excellent option for anyone who enjoys a hot breakfast and is looking for that boost of fiber and nutrition. You will feel full for hours after steel-cut oats, which means fewer odds of you snacking on unhealthy options before your next meal. Because they contain insoluble fiber, they are also excellent for keeping your bowels regular. Just 1/4 of dry steel cut oats is worth 20% of your daily fiber intake.

Other benefits include the fact they are naturally gluten-free, they have a low glycemic index, they provide lasting energy, a big source of iron, and are high in protein.

Get Your Dose of Omega-3 with Fish

Another item you’ll want to add into your rotation is fish. Fish – particularly salmon, mackerel, tuna, and sardines, are high in omega-3. These is the fatty acid that helps to prevent inflammation that leads to or is associated with heart disease, arthritis, cancer, and rheumatoid. It can even help to slow down the effects of macular degeneration (AMD).

Ideally, you want to aim for two servings of omega-3 per week. You can also find omega-3 fatty acids in walnuts, canola oil, soybeans, and flaxseed.

Keep Your Bones Healthy and Strong with Calcium

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Calcium is always important no matter your age, but as you get older it plays a very important role in your bone health. Calcium is needed to make your bones strong, and without it, you can start to develop brittle and fragile bones. This can end up leading to osteoporosis.

Outside of milk, there are other great ways to get your daily dose of calcium such as almond milk, soy milk, fortified orange juice, cheese, yogurt, and leafy green vegetables.

Taking Stock of What You Eat

So, as you turn 50 years old, now is the perfect time to take stock of what you’re eating and ask yourself if there are any changes you should be making to your diet.

 

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Eating Your Way to Good Health – Three Foods You Should be Consuming