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Approaching Food Differently As You Age

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Growing older, you’ll start to notice a few changes happening with regards to how your body reacts to your diet. The food that you eat has much more of an impact on your weight gain, skin, teeth and general fitness as you age. It’s simply a fact of life that you have to work around by changing your diet. What we consume will eventually consume us if we’re not careful. So a few things have to be altered or swapped out so that you can keep enjoying the food you love but not be so affected by them. For example, ice cream is fat and carbs which again causes weight gain. You can swap out ice cream for something like a greek yogurt dessert which is healthy fats and almost no carbs. Here are some foods you should be more wary of and avoid if it can help as you age.

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Snacks to avoid

Carb-heavy snacks are everywhere. They are the most common kind of snack type because carbs are easy to produce and they are filling. Crisps, pastries and biscuits are very carb loaded. They are some of the foods that stick to you in gained weight. Avoiding these snacks will keep the slow creep of love fat build up at bay. Instead you should look at the keto snack range which focuses more on protein and fats only. Feta cheese and olives is a very popular choice as it’s a Mediterranean dish that is eaten all around Europe. You should also try and make keto diet cookies which are very low carb but high in fat and sugar. Avoid snacks like flapjacks, popcorn and cakes. All of these are high in carbs as well as saturates. Don’t even buy the quick lunch wraps and sandwiches you get from stores, it’s better to prepare your own lunches for work.

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Supplement a sweet tooth 

One of the biggest problems regarding health for aging people is their teeth. We don’t have the same kind of protection we used to have so sugary foods tend to do more damage to our teeth. It’s a good idea to get regular check ups, every 6 months or so. But since the costs do add up getting a plan such as Humana Dental Insurance really helps to save money. You can get check ups, fillings, chipped tooth fixes and professional cleaning services all done for free with this kind of package. To work around sugary foods, you should instead go for foods that have natural sugars. Honey is one of the best choices as it doesn’t have a major impact on tooth enamel or erosion. Brown sugar instead of white sugar is a good replacement swap. Berries such as raspberries and cherries can be ground into a paste and added into homebaking recipes. 

Food doesn’t sit as well as it used to when we age. We have to be careful in how we approach our diet. Cutting carbs down is something we must do to maintain a healthy weight. But finding different ways to satisfy our sweet tooth is also important.

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