As there are habits you drop as you grow older, so there are foods that should tick off your menu list as you approach your 50s.
You need not wonder why it is so important to drop your favourite food as you age, doctors have always said that your diet after 40 will either make or mar your health.
Consultant cardiologist, Dr. Tayo Akinsanya, says that people above the age of 40 must remember the adage, “You are what you eat” and also make it their motto.
He states that eating the right food as you clock 40 may reduce one’s chances of developing heart diseases, stroke, type 2 diabetes and some forms of cancers.
According to him, the digestive system slows down as one grows older, and an adult must make food choices that would boost its efficiency.
Akinsanya says,“The digestive system is not as efficient as it used to be when you were in your 30s. It is slower and you will need to eat foods that have high water and fibre content so it can aid digestion.
You would also need to eat highly nutritious foods that give energy like beans. You cannot afford to eat foods that have little or no nutrients, you will only be over working the liver.
“For instance, I do not think anybody above 40 should still be eating white bread or pastries. They contain no water, it is difficult to digest and it has little or no nutrients.
It has a lot of salt too, which can increase your blood pressure but many adults seem to eat a lot of it. If you have to eat it at all, make sure it is the wheat or brown bread.”