When you are in your 50s and your age and body are old, we can not eat like we did when we were young. Especially as an old woman, the body is not strong anymore hence the importance of increasing nutrition of our food in old age because of hormone imbalance of the start of menopause, some of this breakfast food that you eat to find ways to eat whenever you feel younger, but this foods actually forces the body to continue to keep belly fat.
Do Not Eat PACKAGED Cereals
Most cereal ads packed with “Full of Fibers,” containing “Nutrition Added,” are “Lower Fat” I even saw one of the cereals that read “Clinically proven to increase nutrition by almost 20%.”
Did you know that it is because the cereal is full of sugar and other additives chemicals. Packed cereal will be the most likely food consumed in the morning.
Start all your day with processed foods that have high levels of sugar and it will pave the way for the collision of blood sugar in the future. It can make what you eat will make the disease in your body.
Rather of pre-packaged cereals, you should eat;
- Homemade oatmeal
- Protein and fruit smoothies
- Cottage type cheese or Greek yogurt with berries and nuts
- Waffles, oatmeal, apples, and cinnamon, with berries and Greek yogurt.
DO NoT DRINK Juice
Orange juice along with other fruit drinks are considered healthy drinks. They must be much better than soda or diet soda.
But did you know, the number of apples you need to eat to get that equivalent juice in 8 oz. a glass of any fruit juice you need to get your food at least 3 apples. However, you will not eat 3 apples in one meal, right?
Not unless you want to deal with severe abdominal pain and also the truth that 97% of the calories in fruit juices come from carbohydrates. Only one percent is derived from soluble fiber.
Instead of consuming a glass of juice, just eat the fruit or cut in half. You will not only be able to benefit by eating fruit (yes, you will certainly burn some calories) but you will also utilize the fiber. Soluble fiber helps reduce cholesterol levels in the blood, may reduce your chances of cardiovascular disease, and reduce constipation and diverticulitis.
Rather of juice, drink;
- Water with a fresh lemon juice or lemon slices
- Water with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
- A cup of tea
- Black or green tea
- Black coffee
- A protein smoothie shake
Do Not Eat PRE-PACKAGED PROTEIN BARS OR MEAL Substitute BARS
Sometimes you need something for instant in the morning. You might think that healthy snacks such as protein bars or other packaged food substitutes may be beneficial for health.
But many of these packaged foods that “pretend” to be healthy are actually not healthy. You’ll realize that a snack bar is no different than chocolate or a snack.
Yes, they may consume more protein than regular chocolate, but the sugar or sugar substitutes, and other preservatives and additives in it that they are just as unhealthy as eating chocolate.
Instead of eating the protein bar that has been packaged, make your own protein bar. Use the internet to find recipes.
Other alternative healthy snacks:
- Some nuts and fruits
- Oatmeal, blueberry, chocolates muffin
- Muffin egg recipes (search on the internet)
Do Not Eat PROCESSED “GLUTEN-FREE” BREAD
Bread is a staple food at breakfast. However, we all know that eating bread can cause a big spike in blood sugar and lead to starvation which results in poor diet.
Most breads are made from processed wheat, which has been stripped on most fibers and nutrients. Even whole wheat-labeled breads contain powdered granules.
Because so many people are intolerant of gluten, it is a protein in wheat, the word “gluten-free” continues to be associated with “healthier.” Therefore those who seek to be “healthier” or who are not tolerant of glue for breads labeled “gluten-free” are not wheat bread or traditional wheat. But it is another mistake to you
Processed “gluten-free” foods are not at all like all junk food, as most “gluten-free” processed products include bread, usually containing cheap wheat fillers such as corn, wheat, potato starch and sorghum, plus additional chemicals. These ingredients are without nutrients and therefore very unhealthy. They do as badly as your intestines like wheat, or even more.
Rather eat gluten-free bread, search for recipes online for grain-free bread alternatives;
- Plain brown grain crackers
- Big-loafed vegetables like lettuce or romaine lettuce are wonderful substitutions for bread or wraps.
- Corn tortillas are gluten-free but full of fiber
So some food products are labeled “healthy” but in fact they are not healthy if you continue to consume excessively. As a woman in the 50s of course you want to stay healthy, but think and consider your diet. You may eat the foods you eat while young but keep your dietary balance, otherwise it will only make the disease in old age. Stay healthy even in old age!