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Top 10 Superfoods for People Over 40

by Feb 9, 2018

What are the foods you should eat after your fourth decade onward? At the time you reach 40, your body changes the way it copes with the food you eat. Therefore, you should watch your diet to preserve your youthful health. You should eat foods that are rich in nutrients and are beneficial to your health and well-being. With that in mind, we have collected 15 of the best superfoods for people over 40; including some that are highly underrated and neglected. Besides increasing your energy and vitality, these superfoods will check your cholesterol and blood pressure and may help reduce the risk of cancer and other diseases that come with age. Some of the foods in this list will also keep weight gain and joint pain at bay; so keep on reading to learn more.

OILY FISH

The study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, found that a higher consumption of omega-3 fatty acids — present in high quantities in oily fish — appeared to increase blood flow to areas of the brain linked to ‘learning, memory, depression and dementia’, according to one of the authors.

Researchers have observed that people who regularly eat oily fish, such as salmon, mackerel and sardines, have fewer than average heart attacks and strokes. Besides vitamin D and proteins, oily fish are also a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial to your health. Dietitians recommend eating at least two portions of fish a week.