The Healthiest Foods for Older Women

The fight against ill-health and many diseases starts with eating a healthy diet.

So what are the healthiest foods for older women?

For a start, don’t be wasting money on all the latest “Superfoods” out there!   The important thing is that you eat a varied diet, and please remember that not one single food is going to provide you with optimal health.

No matter what your age, we know that a variety of vegetables and fruit are crucial for good health. Not only do these foods provide you with lots of vitamins and minerals, but they are also packed with fibre to keep your digestive system in working order.

Another type of food you want in your diet is plenty of what are called “legumes” – beans, peas, lentils and peanuts.  All of these are low in fat, high in protein and high in fibre. 

Eat plenty of whole grain foods such as brown rice, barley, oats, as well as wholemeal pasta and wholemeal bread.

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 put up a great case for accepting that a plant-based diet is made up of the healthiest foods for 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 such as cheese, milk and cream, 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