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Are Superfoods And Nutritional Supplements Necessary After 35?

Healthy Diet By Tavishi Dogra , Onlymyhealth editorial team / Sep 06, 2019
Are Superfoods And Nutritional Supplements Necessary After 35?

Your heart’s health should be a primary concern for you, just as your general health is. Your heart is the organ responsible for getting your blood to flow. With a good flow of blood, oxygen and important nutrients reach your body as require

The Human Body tends to lose the ability to retain the goodness of foods with increasing age and reducing acid in the stomach. Aging comes with numerous changes in the body with the bones losing their greasiness, skin losing its elasticity and muscles losing their tenderness. These visible changes can be spotted in the ’40s thus, it is imperative that people must start consuming healthy foods in their mid-30s to delay these signs.

People who do not take care of their nutritional supplements are likely to encounter greater problems in comparison to those who consume proper and nutritional foods.

Here are some foods and nutritional supplements to ensure quality nourishment after the age of 35:

Calcium

We often advise calcium supplements to people in the late 30’s. Calcium is proven to keep the bones healthy and is known to be the building blocks of bones. It keeps the level of strength intact and ensures proper function of blood clotting in the body. It even works excellently in relaxing the body muscles.

Sources of Calcium are:

  • Milk
  • Cheese
  • Green Leafy Vegetables
  • Tofu
  • Cabbage

Iron

Iron is a very essential element as it is essentially required to form Haemoglobin in the body. It even helps in maintaining high energy levels and eliminates unwanted fatigue. It evens averts unnecessary problems like anemia while ensuring a healthy immune system. Also, it is a lesser-known fact but iron even helps in getting proper sleep.  

Sources of Iron are:

  • Chicken
  • Strawberry
  • Raisins
  • Pork
  • Melons

Vitamin D

One of the very important functions of this vitamin is to absorb the level of calcium in the body. It also helps in maintaining proper health of the bones and ensuring that they are healthy and sturdy. Vitamin D also contributes to shielding the body from various unwanted infections. 

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Sources of Vitamin D are:

  • Cod Liver
  • Sunlight
  • Yogurt
  • Milk
  • Orange

Proteins

Proteins help in restoring the loss of muscle mass and strength while ensuring proper levels of blood pressure. It boosts metabolism and even keeps several premature aging problems at bay as it keeps repairing tissues and lowers the risk of diabetes.

Sources of Proteins are:

  • Eggs
  • Tofu
  • Fish
  • Lean Meat
  • Nuts and Seeds

Antioxidants

It is very important to get hands-on consuming antioxidants as you age. Antioxidants actually help in guarding the cells in the body from damage from free radicals while averting oxidative stress.

Sources of Antioxidants are:

  • Artichokes
  • Dark Chocolates
  • Spinach

Keeping a check on what on nutritional needs is undoubtedly is of key importance but it is also very essential to couple it with some of the following tips:

  • Indulge in greater exercising and outdoor activities as they shall keep the person fit and healthy. Brisk walking is always a good option.
  • Always go for regular body check-ups every six months to avoid problems like sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure, etc.
  • Cut down on habits like consumption of salt, coffee, tea, alcohol or smoking. These habits leave drastic impacts on the body including dips in energy levels and mood swings.
  • Have a healthy lifestyle with the key focus on a proper sleep cycle. It is very essential to maintain a proper sleeping pattern.
  • Stay hydrated as much as possible. Drink at least 2-3 liters of water every day.

(With inputs from Dr. Rita Bakshi, Senior Gynaecologist, and Founder, International Fertility Centre)

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