5 Foods to Avoid After 50?
If you’ve turned the big 5-0, you need to pay close attention to the items in your grocery cart. Slowing metabolism, loss in muscle mass and declining hormones contribute to an “overweight” label for 70 percent of Americans 50 and up.
Here are some things to avoid.
Soft drinks. Fructose is associated with type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular and liver disease.
Deli meats. Processed meats increase the risk of colorectal cancer by 36 to 72 percent.
A second glass of alcohol. More than seven drinks a week is harmful to your heart and liver and disrupts sleep.
White bread. Only whole grains, not refined or processed, help regulate glucose levels, strengthen the immune system and aid digestion.
Canned soup. High sodium found in processed foods increases blood pressure, leading to increased risk of kidney disease, heart disease and stroke.