You might have heard that you are what you eat and once you’ve reached 50, that’s even more true.
Research now supports that eating well could increase lifespan by about ten years! Certain foods have been scientifically proven to speed up ageing and cause the development of serious health conditions.
Whether you’re eating too much salt, or chowing down on too many cookies, your current habits could be creating inflammation and increasing your weight. In your fifth decade, this could have a catastrophic effect on your health.
Our nutritional needs change as we age because our metabolism slows down and our immune system’s often aren’t as effective. On top of this, some of our favourite foods can increase the chance of developing disorders such as stroke, cancer and dementia. As your risk level of developing these disorders increases as you age, you shouldn’t boost it higher by consuming too many of these foods.
We’ve rounded up our top 10 red flag foods for the over 50’s – and while some of the culprits on our list are obvious, others will definitely surprise you! Wait until you discover number 10 on our list!