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11 Superfoods For People Over 50

It’s no secret that as we age, our bodies begin to break down. Certain activities that we once enjoyed become too intense, and some of our favorite foods might not agree with us very well anymore. Luckily, there are all kinds of changes you can make to slow that aging process.

Eating a balanced diet is one of the best things you can do to extend your life and stay as healthy and vital as possible.

There are certain foods that are good for you at any age, but have special benefits for those over 50. These are all flavorful choices that you can enjoy eating. In fact, #10 is actually a dessert!

Join us as we review the 11 superfoods that will keep you looking and feeling young well into your golden years.

1. Beans
As we approach middle age, the risk for problems like type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol goes up. Adding beans to your daily diet is a fantastic way to knock that risk back down. Just ¾ cup of beans or lentils each day reduces your bad cholesterol (LDL) by up to 5%. Beans can …

Early Signs of Liver Damage And How To Strengthen Your Liver

Your liver is one of the largest organs in your body and is located in the upper right part of your belly under the ribs. The liver is responsible for many functions that are essential for life and this is why you should keep your liver in top working condition and be aware of early signs of liver damage.

The main responsibilities of the liver are:
Making bile which is required for digestion of fatsRemoval of toxins from the body (not only environmental toxins, but also of metabolic waste)Helping to regulate the hormone activityBuilding proteinProduction of biochemicals necessary for digestion Everything we eat must be processed by the liver before it can be distributed throughout the body. Due to its wide range of functions, the health of our body is directly related to the liver functioning at its peak. Although the liver can replace damaged cells, if enough cells are lost, the liver may not be able to function properly.

The Causes for liver damage
Liver problems usually occur graduall…

Scientifically Proven Foods To Control Blood Sugar Levels (Extensive Guide)

We all know that maintaining a healthy diet is vital in terms of controlling blood sugar levels and preventing type 2 diabetes. Generally, the advice given to diabetics is relevant to the general population as well: consume adequate vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, poultry and fish, and less industrial sweets and foods high in bad fat and salt.

It is Possible to Control Blood Sugar Levels Naturally
It is known that patients who use professional advice and expert dieticians and nutritional supervision have a much better chance to maintain balanced levels of sugar, and avoid the complications of the disease.

Diabetics should also keep meals at regular times throughout the day to avoid sharp rises in blood sugar levels.

So what are the best foods to control diabetes and blood glucose levels? You might be surprised to learn that you already have many of these foods in your kitchen.

How To control Blood Sugar Levels Naturally: The Best Foods to Control Type…

Top 13 Signs That You May Have a Thyroid Disorder

Your thyroid gland plays a very important role in your body. It is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck, just above your collarbone. It is one of your endocrine glands, which make hormones that control many activities in your body. The brain’s pituitary gland controls the activity of your thyroid gland by secreting TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone). This is the hormone that stimulates the thyroid to produce thyroid hormones.

There are a number of possible thyroid diseases and disorders, and the two of the most common thyroid disorders are:
Hyperthyroidism when your thyroid gland makes more thyroid hormones (T3 and T4) than your body needs.Hypothyroidism when your thyroid gland doesn’t make enough thyroid hormones. Other diseases include goiter (enlargement of the thyroid gland), thyroid cancer, thyroid nodules (lumps in the thyroid gland) and thyroiditis (inflammation of the thyroid gland).

According to the American Thyroid Association more than 12% of the U.S. population will develop …

Top Signs of Iron Deficiency And How To Increase Iron Levels In Your Blood

An iron deficiency can make you feel constantly tired, lack energy, have a pale complexion, or suffer from frequent headaches. A lack of iron in the body can be caused when you don’t consume enough iron-rich foods, when your body can’t absorb enough iron, or you have blood loss. If your body doesn’t have enough iron, it can’t make enough hemoglobin – part of the red blood cells that carry oxygen through the body. The result of an iron deficiency can by anemia, tiredness, and shortness of breath.

If you have low iron levels, then it’s important to check your diet to make sure that it contains enough iron. One of the best ways to increase your iron level is to consume iron-rich foods. The best foods to boost levels of iron in your body are leafy green vegetables, beef, chicken liver, and oysters. It is also possible to prevent an iron deficiency by taking iron supplements.

However, if you decide to use iron supplements, it’s important to speak with your doctor who will check if you have…

How To Make An Intensely Moisturizing Shea Butter Eye Cream

As we can’t see our insides, we usually notice the first signs of aging on our skin. While age brings wisdom, it also brings less resilient skin that often tends to become dry and begins to wrinkle. And, as the skin around the eyes is the thinnest skin on the body and constantly active while we’re awake (we blink around 10,000 times every day), it’s more fragile, more prone to dryness, and quicker to show signs of age, resulting in those dreaded crow’s feet.

Reduced collagen that can be caused by sun-exposed aged skin can also contribute to wrinkles by weakening the bond between skin layers as we get older, and, with that loss of collagen, an increasing number of wrinkles ensue, while some areas of the skin, particularly around the eyes, begin to get less firm.

While diet plays a significant role in how our skin looks and feels, there are other ways we can help improve the complexion to create a more youthful, glowing look with fewer wrinkles and less visible crow’s feet – without res…