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7 foods to avoid if you are over 50!


7 foods to avoid if you are over 50!

Each of us has our own eating habits, most of which date back to childhood, and many people continue to follow them long after becoming adults. Unfortunately, what did not hurt us when we were young is not always suitable for a mature person. 

So we’ve put together a list of seven foods that you should exclude from your plate if you’re  about to turn fifty . These products prevent you from staying in shape and can even affect your health. 

Foods that people over 50 should give up

1. Butter

Nothing better than a good buttered toast at breakfast! However, eating in large quantities is contraindicated at any age and this product will at some point have to be completely banned from your diet. Reducing the consumption of butter and other saturated fats will help reduce the risk of cholesterol and  heart disease  that seniors are frequently exposed to.


Doctors recommend replacing butter with olive oil and incorporating nuts and avocados into the diet.

7 foods to avoid if you are over 50!

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2. Dried vegetables

Pulses or legumes are difficult to digest by the elderly. They can cause belching, flatulence and heartburn. That’s why it’s best to give up beans. Keep only peas and green beans in small amounts. 

7 foods to avoid if you are over 50! Collection of beans and lentils

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3. Rice

Rice is also to be forgotten because of its fixing capacity. However, if you feel that you are digesting it well and that it does not cause any constipation, you can continue to eat it in small amounts. 

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4. Coffee

Drinking large doses of coffee can accelerate the formation of wrinkles. Its consumption causes an increase in the secretion of adrenal cortisol, a stress hormone. Its excess in the body makes the skin thinner, duller, and more wrinkled.

7 foods to avoid if you are over 50! Coffee in bed

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5. High fructose corn syrup

When buying processed foods, be careful that they do not contain high fructose corn syrup. This substance is added to many products: bread, cereals, drinks, and herbs. Its negative effects on metabolism can lead  to weight gain. 

7 foods to avoid if you are over 50!

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6. Refined carbohydrates

Carbohydrates or refined carbohydrates (white flour, sugar, cakes or pasta) increase blood sugar levels, which can lead to excessive insulin production in the body and increase the risk of diabetes in people with diabetes. ‘mature age. 

7 foods to avoid if you are over 50! Diabetes awareness, health concept

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7. Popcorn in the microwave

Microwave popcorn can cause irreversible damage to the health of seniors. It is particularly harmful for the brain because it contains diacetyl, a substance that can cause accumulation of amyloid plaques that promote the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

7 foods to avoid if you are over 50!

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If you want to stay in shape and feel good at a mature age , make sure to make these adjustments in your diet. Are you ready to give up these foods for the sake of your health? Tell us what you think in the comments.

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