Whether you’re just entering ‘the real
world’ after college, doing the kids-and-career-dance, or preparing for retirement, all stages of
life have their surprises and curveballs. Nothing stays the same for long and sometimes
it can feel hard to keep up.This goes for health and fitness, too. As we age, our bodies change and so do our
nutritional needs. So maintaining an age related diet becomes
very important to keep yourself as healthy and vibrant as possible no matter how old
you are. In today’s video we will be talking about
the food and dietary choices that you should follow based on your age range. Subscribe to bestie and click the bell icon
for future notifications. In your 20’s: 20’s can be a tough time
for anyone. Moving away from home, starting work or school
and the changing lifestyle that accompanies the late teens and early 20s can cause dietary
changes that are not always beneficial for good health. You should develop habits like eating lots
of calcium for bone strength, protein to keep you going and growing, cutting down on sugar
and processed foods, eating clean and cooking your own healthy food at home. Always try and eat food in controlled portions,
drink alcohol responsibly and drink lots of water. If you eat plenty of plant foods, go easy
on the junk and stay active, this would bear great results for you when reach your thirties. While you may be enjoying your time clubbing
with friends and working aggressively at your career, never forget to eat healthy. In your 30’s: When you reach your thirties,
you are trying to maintain and strengthen the foundation you laid for good health in
your twenties.Juggling work life and traditional duties is a tough job and the minor concerns,
which may not have made much of a difference in your 20’s, can be there to haunt you in
your 30’s. The good news is that you can stand tall in
front of all these challenges just by following a good diet. You can take superfoods like coconut oil,
wild salmon, turmeric and blueberries to yield peak performance benefits as they are rich
in polyphenols, which are powerful brain protective antioxidants. You can also include lots of B vitamins in
the form of legumes, lean meats, poultry, nutritional yeast, nuts and dairy in your
diet. This can help you keep energised, cope well
under pressure, sleepless nights and even a low mood. In your 40’s: The 40s can be a challenging
time when it comes to diet, health and well-being. Hormonal shifts, demanding work and family
commitments, being time-poor and the development of lifestyle diseases like high insulin and
cholesterol levels are all a part of the wonderful surprises that await you in your 40s.Perhaps
the most challenging aspect of getting older from a food perspective is that once you reach
late 30s, your metabolism becomes much slower, which simply means that you cannot eat as
much as you used to without gaining weight. You should focus on eating a high protein
diet including low-fat dairy, lean meat, fish, beans and eggs. These not only offer higher amounts of key
nutrients such as iron, zinc and calcium, but they also appear to help with weight control. Be sure to stay away from from carbohydrate
rich foods like rice, bread, pasta and fruit. Make sure to add fibre to your diet in the
form of spinach, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes and bell peppers as these can help keep you
firm. In your 50’s: It’s said that 50 is the new
30. While that may be true in terms of the quality
of life, when it comes to health it may be a different story altogether. Hitting the half-century mark comes with certain
physical downsides. This is around the time you start to naturally
lose muscle mass, while weight accumulates your midsection. Fortunately with a healthy diet you can counteract
those pesky age-related changes happening in your body, and to stay fit for years to
come. Follow a low-fat, low sugar diet which includes
plenty of fruit and veggies to prevent blood pressure and blood sugar problems. Eat foods rich in omega 3 fats which is good
for the bones and heart like salmon, sardines, eggs, chia and flax seeds. Minimize your salt intake and eat plenty of
antioxidant rich foods like legumes, whole grains, nuts and seeds. In your 60’s: The 60’s can be your golden
years—from retirement, early bird dinners, senior discounts to enjoying your grandchildren. But it comes with its own set of health problems. Aging increases the risk for certain health
problems, including heart disease, arthritis, diabetes and bone related troubles. However, there are several things you can
do food wise to help reduce these risks. Eating amino acid rich foods like Dairy, red
meat and eggs can help slow down the decrease of muscle mass due to age. Calcium and vitamin D found in milk, cheese,
egg, yoghurt, spinach and sardines can help increase vitamin levels in your body leading
to stronger bones. 70’s and Beyond: 70’s can be a tough time
for your body. Your health is on the decline and you face
difficulties such as the inability to chew, decreasing appetite and restrictions due to
disorders in old age. You can opt for fibre rich foods like cooked
or baked vegetables, fresh fruit and cereals which can help with gastrointestinal tract
changes and constipation problems that are common concerns in the old-age. Eating potassium rich foods like spinach,
bananas and apricots can help combat blood pressure issues, too. Keep up your intake of oily fish and your
turmeric as they can help reduce inflammation and keep your joints flexible. Don’t forget to eat omega 3 rich foods like
salmon, chia seeds, flax seeds and soybeans to protect your brain and memory. Aging is a natural process. All you need to do is find a diet and exercise
regime that matches your age in life and you will age gracefully and happily. Have you tried adjusting your diet according
to your age? Let us know in the comments section below.