The terms 'healthy eating' and 'healthy living' go hand-in-hand. Healthy eating habits lead to fit body, sharp mind, and boost energy and immunity. What is healthy eating? In layman's language, it is all about making correct/smart food choices and eating that on time. Speaking about food choices, this factor depends much on our body clock and age. With increasing age, the functioning power of the body decreases. Hence, nutritionists always suggest keeping a check on what one should eat and what to avoid.
One of the biggest concerns people face with growing age is metabolism-related issues. In other words, metabolism naturally gets slower with age. Various studies have found various factors responsible for slowing down of metabolism - losing muscle mass and being less active are two of such factors.
Hence, we bring you some food options that might help you to fight the slowing down your metabolism and other age-related troubles.
Nutritionists suggest consumption of foods rich in antioxidants, which are known to fight body's free radicals and protect from the damages caused by oxidation. Some of the health conditions caused by the free radicals are arthritis, acceleration in ageing process, deterioration in eye sight and more. It is also dubbed to reduce the risk of several diseases including heart-related problems. Green tea, dark chocolates and bright coloured vegetables are few foods that are rich in antioxidants.
It is always suggested to consume lean protein as you age. It helps to maintain the muscle mass and strengthen bone-health. There are several kinds of food (both veg and non-veg) that can provide your body with the amount of protein you need. Some protein-rich food ingredients are poultry, meat, fish (rich in omega-3 fatty acids), nuts, legumes, yogurt et al.
Eggs are also important part of this kind of diet as it is rich in vitamin B-12. Vitamin B-12 contributes in formation of red blood cells and maintaining proper function of the nerve cells.
Some nutritionists also suggest whole vegetables and fruits, whole grains, beans and lentils to people with growing age. These foods, rich in fibre, help to lower the risk type-2 diabetes in a person and maintain a healthy digestive system.
Include these foods in your diet with age and lead a healthy life. Stay healthy, stay safe!