Change your eating habits in a positive fashion to change your life. Did you realize your eating habits matter especially after age 40? The pizza, soda and chips unfortunately do not nourish the brain. The brain starts slowing down after age 40. Therefore, many people in that age group start having trouble with their memory and focus. For those reasons, it is important to start exercising and nourishing your entire body. A good example is to start feeding your body nutrients that increase blood flow because increased blood flow helps improve the heart rate and regulates blood pressure to normal. Next, start avoiding foods with high sugar, fructose and starch contents. The point here is sugar is not your friend. We all realize it is hard to say good bye!
Another significant factor associated with sugar and chocolates is shortly after consumption. Some people over 40 complain of slight headaches. This can be associated with after the initial sugar rush is leaving the body. The glucose in the blood raises the natural insulin levels while adjusting it throws the internal system off.
Certainly, there are people who still remember and recognize the old proverb an apple a day helps to keep the doctor away. So increase your fresh fruits and vegetables. Additionally, many studies have concluded that proper nutrition is especially important to fight the onset of the dreaded Alzheimer’s disease. Foods with high saturated fat, cholesterol, sugars and fried foods are culprits for many diseases. Therefore, concentrate on foods with good fats, such as salmon, tuna, and nuts.
Keeping muscles, bones and internal organs strong helps people over 40 live longer and stronger. Good eating habits reduces heart disease, high blood pressure and the the fear of a stoke. Remember you are what you eat and fast food does not help remove toxins, fight illness or raise immunity.
There is a positive note about fast food restaurants because most of the major chains are working to include healthy entrees on their menus. Thus, it is up to you to select healthier food choices. For example, choose a salad and baked potatoe instead of burger and fries. Choose one taco with a salad instead of three. Don’t forget about your water intake because the average person’s body is 60% water. Since the body uses water in all its cells it is important to stay hydrated to keep your bodies internal functions moving. Many studies recommend up to one gallon of water per day.
The sentiment here is to get interested in your body and health to began a healthy balanced nutritional lifestyle. Throw out the diet mentality and replace it with healthy eating is your way of life. This is just the same old adage with a twist. When you were younger and made choices for your education, career and family and stuck to those goals. Now it is time get started on you. Study your body like an exam and your good grade depends on it. Remember the quality of your life and future are important.