What Should I Eat? Healthy Food for Over 50s

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walnut-1751661_960_720You know folks, we are living in an era where we are exposed to so much information. It’s true we are riding on an information superhighway.

We can find anything out there! Got a question? OK, GOOGLE it and hey presto there is the answer, or is it? Funnily enough, we see the information yet do not connect with it because it’s too much, complex, and overwhelming.

You won’t find that here, so let me be straight to the point and share with you only two tips that can make all the difference to your sense of well-being.

TIP ONE

This tip is the foundation to well-being and is overlooked due to its simplicity. Drink water! Make sure you are hydrated. I can hear you say, “I do drink water”. OK let me take you on a little journey into the H20 debate.

Sure you may drink water but are you a gulper or sipper? Let me explain. A gulper says they drink 1.5L of water every day. They make sure they have it before they leave the house and that’s it for the day. Apart from getting to work and frantically looking for the toilet as they are busting to pass urine, want to know what else is wrong with this? Gulping water flushes the kidneys and bladder. Surely that is good, right? No, drinking water like this is not effective unless you need to flush due to a urinary tract infection.

Sipping throughout the day is the best way to drink water and to remain hydrated. OK, I know I can hear a loud call from the audience ‘how much water should I drink’? The answer is ‘sip 30mls of water per 1kg of body weight unless you have been advised by your health care provider to limit fluid intake’.

Hydration is an important component when seeking well-being which leads me on to tip two.

TIP TWO

Increase high protein into the diet and decrease significantly simple carbohydrates such as sugar and white flour products. Begin to bring in a balance of complex carbohydrates.

A little more specific details are required here as many people start the day with cereals and toast. If your energy is flagging, then power up the body and give it quality fuel in the form of high protein low fat right from the very beginning of the day. It is common practice for people to start the day with the cereals and finish the day with protein, but this is all wrong especially if you need to ‘power up’ for the day.

Many times people say, “I get sick of eggs” when I suggest protein in the morning. So here a few more choices to help:

-Mushrooms on toast
-Poached eggs and onion
-Omelette with sliced ham and grated cheese
-Baked beans on toast

Then there is lunch, which is also a good time to boost up with protein. I would suggest trying:

-Salad and adding walnuts, mushrooms and chicken
-Tuna and crushed almond sandwich
-Meatloaf and salad
-Steamed vegetables and add any meat, fish protein and nuts

For dinner, ease up on the proteins unless you require an additional thrust of energy to party. If not, a light meal at night is OK.

So there you have it. No, you do not need to spend megabucks on the latest fad pills, potions or powders. Rely on good natural foods and water, and you are well on your way to having that sense of wellness most of us crave.

For more great tips check out my books:

Fruit and Vegetables as Medicine

Household Remedies

Energy Unlimited


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