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4 Fruits That Are Best To Eat After 50, Per Dietitian

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By Shashini ThennakoonPublished 2 years ago 3 min read

Fruit has a terrible record for having a lot of sugar, but it actually has a lot of advantages for our health in our latter years!

From the standpoint of nutrition, aging calls for special considerations. We want to maintain muscular mass, maintain a high metabolism, and do our best to prevent or treat disease.

Additionally, as we age, the likelihood of getting chronic diseases and having high test markers rises. Examples of this include high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and elevated blood sugar. A strong combination of nutrients is present in several fruits, which can help prevent chronic disease.

Numerous important vitamins and nutrients can be found in fruit. It mostly includes fiber and fructose as sources of carbs. Compared to other macronutrients like protein and fat, carbohydrates are a rapid source of energy and are quickly absorbed.

Furthermore, the chance of developing chronic diseases and having high lab markers increases as we age. High blood pressure, raised blood sugar, and high cholesterol are examples of this. Some fruits provide a potent combination of nutrients to help fend off chronic illness!

What exactly are those fruits then? Let's start now! Continue reading and don't miss 5 Best Vegetables To Eat After 50, Says Dietitian for more information.

1 Raspberries

In terms of fiber content and sugar content per cup, all berries are particularly high, but raspberries top the list with eight grams per serving.

Raspberries include a lot of soluble fiber, which is great for lowering cholesterol. In order to aid in the removal of cholesterol from the body, soluble fiber draws water into the digestive system and binds cholesterol during digestion.

Our risk for heart disease and diabetes rises with age, and lower cholesterol levels are linked to a lower risk for both of these diseases.

Include a serving of berries in your daily diet as a snack with a handful of almonds or as part of your breakfast over oatmeal or cereal.

2 Green Apples

Apples make the ideal travel snack. This fruit comes in its natural pre-packaged state, high in fiber and low in sugar.

Green apples have less sugar and less of an effect on blood sugar, which is crucial because balanced blood sugar levels help us maintain our energy levels and may minimize our chance of developing diabetes or pre-diabetes in later life.

Regardless of the fruit variety you select, combining your fruits with a protein and fiber source, such almonds, is a fantastic approach to better affect blood sugar!

3 Oranges

Oranges are yet another portable fruit that contains potassium, a vital ingredient for controlling blood pressure.

Together, potassium and sodium help to maintain a healthy blood pressure level since potassium lowers blood pressure while sodium can raise it.

Our risk of cardiovascular disorders, such as a heart attack or stroke, is reduced when we manage our blood pressure.

As a result, choosing fruits high in potassium may eventually lower blood pressure when combined with other lifestyle modifications including exercise, stress reduction, and dietary adjustments.

4 Melon

Melon has a significant positive impact on the health of our skin because it is rich in vitamin C and water. The fruit with the highest water content is melon, which comes in numerous varieties with above 90% water content.

As we age, collagen and vitamin C work together to keep our skin appearing firm. Our skin benefits greatly from staying hydrated since it becomes more elastic, doesn't get dry, and stays clear.

Water aids in flushing out toxins that are removed from our systems by our skin.

The advantages of staying hydrated extend beyond the health of our skin. When we are properly hydrated, our neurological system, joints, and brain all work at their best!


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