Health : The 7 foods you should avoid if above 40

This growth, changes and development affects everything about you from choice of peers, clothes to what you eat.

“You are what you eat,” health experts say. But the question is, do you really care about the food you eat?

 Here are seven foods you should avoid if you are 40 years or above.

.1. Red or processed meatResearch has shown that consumption of red meat like beef could increase your risk of having bowel cancer by 17%, compared to those who ate less.

Cooking meat at high temperatures, such as grilling or barbequing, can create chemicals in the meat that may increase the risk of cancer. These chemicals are generally produced in higher levels in red and processed meat compared to other meats.
 2. Margarine

Studies has shown that saturated fat in Margarine increases the risk of stroke, heart disease, diabetes or early death by 34% For your meals, its is adviseable to use cooking oil low in cholesterol.

3. Carbonated drinks

It is a proven fact that sugar increases insulin levels, which can lead to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes, weight gain premature aging and many more negative side effects. Such drinks contain over 100%  of the recommended dietary allowance of sugar.

6. Starchy food

At 40 and above, experts advice that you eat more of fruits and vegetables as some of their vitamins that can help replace worn out tissues rather than starchy foods.

Research has proven that fruits and vegetables have anti-aging properties that can make you look younger.

Opt for fresh fruit juice, smoothies and more water instead.

 4. Egg yolk

Research has proven that egg yolk contains high level of cholesterol which is bad for your heart. It is advised to leave this for growing babies and younger adults.

5. Fried food

Food should be prepared under high temperature could affect the state of the heart. Same applies to fried, roasted and grilled foods. Cooked meals are usually healthier than fried foods.

 7. Junk food

Although most of these foods are cheap and readily available, they contain high levels of calories from sugar or fat with little nutritional value. These foods are usually very appealing and attractive but they could be bad for your health.

Health : The 7 foods you should avoid if above 40 Health : The 7 foods you should avoid if above 40 Reviewed by Abodunrin Muyiwa (Muyilight) on 12:36:00 Rating: 5

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