A healthy diet can help to actively strengthen metabolism

  18 Mei 2024 23:57 - Health is a long-term investment that everyone must make. There is no exception for those who have entered old age. It is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle so that your physical condition is maintained. One way is to regulate the food intake that enters the body.

Every food that comes in needs to have its nutrition checked. These nutrients are fuel for the body's metabolism. If your body's metabolism is good, your body will feel healthy. At the age of 50 years and over, many diseases may come your way if you don't adopt a healthy diet from an early age. These diseases include heart attacks, diabetes, osteoporosis, cancer, and many more.

According to, according to research from the National Institute on Aging, a balanced and healthy diet for people over 50 must pay attention to the right nutrients, vitamins and minerals so that metabolism is maintained.

Metabolism will naturally slow down as we age. In this case, a healthy diet can help to actively strengthen metabolism. That way, you will avoid health problems such as brittle bones, decreased memory and brain function, decreased immune system and so on.

To maintain your metabolism and the nutrients that enter your body, you can avoid the following foods when you enter your 50s. has summarized from various sources, Saturday (18/5), 5 foods that should be avoided in your 50s to stay healthy, stay young and live long.

1. Processed and packaged foods.

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At the age of 50, it is important to pay attention to food intake because the body tends to be more susceptible to the negative effects of processed and packaged foods. Processed foods often contain added chemicals such as preservatives, artificial sweeteners, colors, and thickeners, which can contribute to the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

Consuming processed foods also tends to be high in salt, saturated fat, and added sugar, which can lead to increased blood pressure, high cholesterol, and obesity. In addition, processed foods are often low in fiber and other essential nutrients, which can disrupt digestive function, reduce the body's resistance, and increase the risk of metabolic disorders.

In addition to processed foods, packaged foods can also carry similar health risks to those aged 50 years. Packaged foods often contain high levels of sodium to extend the product's shelf life, which contributes to increased blood pressure and the risk of heart disease. In addition, packaged foods also tend to contain high levels of trans fat and saturated fat, which can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and disrupt blood cholesterol levels.

The use of additional ingredients such as preservatives, colorings and artificial sweeteners in packaged foods also risks disrupting hormones, organ function and causing cancer. Therefore, limiting consumption of processed and packaged foods and choosing fresh and natural foods is a better choice for maintaining health at the age of 50.

2. Sweet drinks.

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Sugary drinks are known to be high in added sugar, calories, and lacking in essential nutrients, which can cause a variety of health problems. Sugary drinks can increase the risk of obesity and related diseases such as type 2 diabetes. Excessive sugar consumption from sweetened drinks can cause excessive weight gain, due to additional calories that are not accompanied by nutrients. Obesity is a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes, in which the body becomes resistant to insulin, causing increased blood sugar levels.

Apart from that, sweet drinks can also increase the risk of heart disease and high blood pressure. Excessive sugar consumption can cause an increase in triglycerides in the blood, which is a risk factor for coronary heart disease.

3. Fried foods.

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Consuming too much fried food can have a significant negative impact on health. Fried foods are high in saturated fat, cholesterol and calories, which can cause various health problems such as the risk of obesity or weight gain, lack of fiber and sore throat.

4. High fat dairy products.

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Consuming high-fat dairy products can have a negative impact on health, especially if consumed in excess. High-fat dairy products such as full cream milk, cheese and butter contain high levels of saturated fat and cholesterol. Excessive consumption of saturated fat and cholesterol can increase the risk of coronary heart disease, heart attack and stroke because it can increase levels of LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) in the blood.

In addition, consuming high-fat dairy products that are rich in calories can cause weight gain and the risk of obesity. Obesity is a risk factor for various chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. At the age of 50, where metabolism tends to slow down, consuming excessive amounts of high-fat dairy products can result in faster accumulation of body fat.

5. Red meat.

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High consumption of red meat can increase the risk of heart disease and blocked blood vessels. Apart from heart disease, red meat can cause cancer. Carcinogenic substances formed during the processing of red meat, such as smoking, roasting or grilling at high temperatures, can increase the risk of cancer.