What foods are good for middle-aged women
American experts have compiled a list of products, regular consumption of which will help prevent many diseases associated with aging.
Nutritionists have identified seven major food products that must use women who are over 40 years old.
As stated by the researchers, these products will help prevent the development of the most common diseases of adulthood. In particular, the right set of foods will protect against osteoporosis, heart disease, breast cancer and help to avoid unpleasant sensations arising upon the occurrence of menopause.
List of products consists of seven items:
Cherry tomatoes were in first place, as they are rich in lycopene - a substance that not only gives the red color to tomatoes, but also presents antioxidant properties. Regular consumption of cherry tomatoes helps reduce the risk of breast cancer and cervical cancer. Also, cherry tomatoes - an aid in the prevention of heart disease.
Flax seeds contain polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids and part of the lignin fiber, which lowers levels of "bad" cholesterol. According to clinical trials conducted by the experts Mayo Clinic, even 40 grams of flaxseed can relieve women from the painful symptoms that accompany menopause. In addition, this product will help reduce the risk of breast cancer.
Cabbage leaves have got on this list, because they contain lutein, a natural pigment that helps keep your vision, vitamin C, which strengthens the immune system, calcium, and vitamin K, which make bones stronger. This product is extremely important for the prevention of osteoporosis and related bone fractures.
Salmon and pink salmon
are also included in the list of products that are useful for women. As, the researchers found, the fish of the salmon family are very useful for the fairer sex at any age. Salmon, salmon and pink salmon will help avoid postpartum depression and strengthen the nervous system. Also, these types of fish increase the level of estrogen, which usually decreases after age 40.
It is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants that contribute to the overall strengthening of the immune system. Also, cranberry juice helps prevent urinary tract infections, and tannins in the juice, prevent the penetration of bacterial pathogens in cells. Cranberry juice enhances the action of any medication several times, including antibiotics.
Greek yogurt - is rich in protein and contains almost no sugar. This product is made from sheep's milk, which reduces the risk of diabetes, improves muscle tissue turgor and delays the aging process. Also, yogurt is rich in protein, calcium, vitamins and beneficial microorganisms, improves digestion, and has a calming effect on the nervous system.
Walnuts reduce the risk of breast cancer and osteoporosis. A total of 50 grams of nuts a day restrains the growth of cancer cells in the body, helping to keep bones strong and healthy. Walnuts are also indispensable for the poor work of the stomach and constipation.
Middle Aged Women May Benefit From a Glass of Red Wine
But scientists at Harvard proven benefit of wine for women who are over 40. It was found that middle-aged women need to drink every day for 1-2 glasses of wine, preferably a dry red. Scientists claim that this mode of consumption of wine can help prevent cancer and heart disease, save the body in good shape and the psyche of a healthier and more balanced. In red wine contains a substance as resveratrol, which provides anti-aging effect, including protection against cancer and diabetes.
Harvard researchers attracted to the study of 120,000 nurses who were 50 years old or more. The average age of participants was 58 years initially. It was found that 11% of all subjects regularly drank moderate servings of wine. As a result, it was found that by old age, they were able to avoid the development of 11 major age-related diseases, including oncology, heart problems, stroke and diabetes. Also, these women are better performed tests to detect Alzheimer's disease, and easier to tolerate exercise.
Thus, the researchers found that if the drink daily 15-30 grams of alcohol, then the probability of having good health is increased by 28%, writes The Daily Mail.
By the way, it's better to drink wine every day, but in smaller doses than 1-2 times a week, but more than 2 glasses.