The fight against ill-health and many diseases starts with eating a healthy diet.
So what are the healthiest foods for older women?
No matter what your age, we know that eating a variety of vegetables and fruit are crucial for good health. These foods provide you with lots of vitamins and minerals, and are packed with fibre to keep your digestive system in great working order.
Legumes – beans, peas, lentils and nuts – should also be a staple of your everyday diet. All of these are low in fat, high in protein and high in fibre.
Eat whole grain foods such as brown rice, barley, oats, as well as wholemeal pasta and wholemeal bread.
A word of warning! “Superfoods” can be a waste of money! You would be far better spending your money on a plentiful supply of fruit and vegetables. The important thing is to eat a varied diet – not one single food is going to provide you with optimal health.
There have been many studies that show the benefits of eating a plant-based diet compared to one that includes meat, fish and dairy products. These studies succeed in putting up a great case for accepting that a plant-based diet is made up of the healthiest foods for all – not just older women!
Personally, I opted for a plant-based diet in early 2017 after watching a number of documentaries on Netflix. Because I was no longer consuming fatty meats, eggs and dairy products, I soon found myself losing weight and feeling so much more energetic.
If you want to explore more about changing your eating habits for better health, I highly recommend that you watch one or more of the following documentaries. Here are short trailers to whet your appetite!
What the Health
In Defence of Food
Forks Over Knives