As we get older, it’s not just our taste in music that seems to all of a sudden be
“old school” or Oldies, or Soft Rock. Nope… after the age of 30, our metabolism
begins to gradually decline. This means a little more padding around the waist, a bit more blubber around the thighs, and a tougher time burning the calories we take in.
Give into it? Or fight it?
Take control of your Metabolism, by shocking it with varied exercise (walking the
dog doesn’t count) and once and for all, stop eating like a kid.
Give up those non nutritious junk uh… foods and drinks.
Say sayonara to sugary drinks. Not only are they empty calories, they can lead to or
contribute to high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type 2-diabetes.
Beans beans beautiful beans! Beans are high in protein and help your body stay
metabolically fit, which is why they are especially beneficial for the 50+ crowd.
And no, not everyone needs beeno. Try a variety and see what feels good in your tummy. There are after all, according to the World Genebanks, about 40,000different types of bean. Beans are also high in complex carbohydrates, fiber, folate, and iron.
Studies have found that in people withtype 2 diabetes, eating about a cup of beans or lentils a day lowers hemoglobin A1c (a marker of blood sugar control) by 0.5%, which is a substantial improvement.
Apples(not pie, not tart, not Paltrow) RAW!
Good old fashioned apples are making a comeback, kicking aside the trendy
acaiberries and mangosteen. A large apple has about 5 grams of heart-healthy fiber which can lower both total and LDL cholesterol. A 2013 study found