LIFESTYLE & COMMUNITY

7 Foods To Avoid If You Are Over 50!

Date February 5, 2019

Every person has their unique eating habits. Most of them appear in childhood. Many continue to adhere to them even well into late adulthood. Unfortunately, the things that were fine at a young age aren’t always good for a mature person.

We have prepared a list of 7 products that should be excluded if you are about to turn 50. They make it difficult for you to stay fit and may cause harm to your health.

Foods that people over 50 should abandon

1. Butter

Fresh bread with butter is pure satisfaction. However, eating it in large quantities is contraindicated for people of any age. Eventually, this product should be completely eliminated from your diet. Reducing the consumption of butter and other saturated fats will help reduce cholesterol and the risk of heart disease that older people are often exposed to.

Doctors recommend replacing butter with olive oil and include nuts and avocados in the diet.

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2. Legumes

Legumes are poorly digested by the elderly. They can cause belching, increased flatulence, and heartburn. Therefore, it is better to give up beans. Leave in the diet only green peas and beans in small quantities.

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3. Rice

Rice is also worth being cut down for its fixing ability. However, if you feel you digest it fine and there is no tendency to constipation, you may eat it in small quantities.

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4. Coffee

Drinking large amounts of coffee can speed up the formation of wrinkles. Its consumption provokes an increased release of adrenal cortisol – a stress hormone. Its excess in the body thins the skin, making it dull and wrinkled.

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5. High-fructose corn syrup

When you buy processed foods, pay attention they contain no high-fructose corn syrup. It is added to a lot of products: bread, cereals, beverages, and seasonings. This product may lead to weight gain due to its negative effect on the metabolism.

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6. Refined carbohydrates

Refined carbohydrates (such as white flour, sugar, cakes, or pasta) increase blood sugar levels. This leads to excessive insulin production by the body, which increases the risk of developing diabetes in the elderly.

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7. Microwave popcorn

Microwave popcorn can cause irreparable harm to the health of older people. It is especially bad to the brain because it contains diacetyl, a substance that can lead to an accumulation of amyloid plaque, causing Alzheimer's disease.

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If you want to look good and feel well in late adulthood, be sure to adjust your diet. Are you ready to give up these foods for your own health? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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This article is solely for informational purposes. Before using any of the information provided above, consult a certified specialist. Use of the information outlined above can be harmful to health. The editorial board does not guarantee any results and does not bear any responsibility for harm or other consequences that may result from the use of the information provided above.