As you age, your body ages too, being in a constantly changing. Unfortunately, you cannot stop this aging process, but you can mitigate the negative effects if you have a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
Every age has its own characteristics and needs, so things that help you keep in a good shape at 20 years might not give the same results when you are 40.
Dr Oz knows and recommends what diet you should adopt according to your age, if you want to have a diligent metabolism and you want also to be healthy and why not, beautiful.
THE RIGHT DIET WHEN YOU ARE 20
When you are 20, your metabolism is working at full capacity, especially if you are an active person. However, you should not have to be careless because bad eating habits during this period will be seen later.
Since metabolism is very effective now, it is highly recommended to eat every 3-4 hours. Avoid carbohydrates, which have a rapid absorption such as white bread, chips, French fries, pretzels that can load your body with toxins. Replace them with fresh juices, fiber and protein that will provide an enough dose of energy the whole day.
THE RIGHT DIET WHEN YOU ARE 30
At 30, your metabolism starts to become slower and the number of calories converted into energy decreases. Therefore, Dr. Oz recommends eating foods that can speed up your metabolism such as mushrooms. They contain no fat, no sodium, and on the other hand are very rich in B vitamins, minerals (phosphorus, copper, and potassium), fiber and antioxidants. Other good foods for this age could be pine nuts and balsamic vinegar. If you want an energy drink, then you can prepare a good one of these ingredients: mint, tangerine slices and green tea.
The best advice for this age: “Morning Eat like a Queen, Lunch like a Princess and Dinner like a Beggar”.
THE RIGHT DIET WHEN YOU ARE 40
At 40, you should be more careful than ever about what you eat, because a large part of the calories turns into fat, and this fat is deposited relatively easy. Your body loses 10% of muscle mass. This means that every day you burn fewer calories than 10 or 20 years ago. Less muscle means more room for the development of fat cells. After 40 years, it is recommended to eat more foods that contribute to muscle growth. Protein is essential for muscle recovery. Find considerable amounts of protein in beans, soy, eggs, whole grains, almonds, nuts, seeds, dairy and chicken. Eat also a lot of broccoli and salmon. They are extremely rich in iron and vitamin D.
If you’re in the second decade of life, Dr Oz recommend you reduce the portion of caffeine. This substance acts as a diuretic and causes the body to eliminate calcium in the urine.
THE RIGHT DIET WHEN YOU ARE 50
The estrogen level decreases when you are 50 , especially with menopause. Every day your body burns 200 calories less than 20 years ago and fat cells grow quickly.
At this age, it is recommended to consume phytoestrogens, plant hormones that act like estrogen. Find phytoestrogens in flaxseed, soybeans, sunflower seeds, flaxseed bread, lentils, green beans, olive oil, onions and cow’s milk, among others.
Adapt your diet according to age and you will help your body to be healthy and energetic.