Jakarta, TOPNews Indonesia —
aging not something that can be avoided, but you do have the option to age healthily. One way, of course, is to maintain a diet or food intake, there are foods that must be limited at the age of 40 years.
In addition to maintaining a diet with balanced nutrition, there are several types of nutrients or food elements that should start to be ‘braced’. Excessive consumption will foster health problems and can manifest in a number of chronic diseases that endanger health.
The following foods should be limited at the age of 40 years:
1. Folic acid
Folic acid is a type of B vitamin that is found in legumes, green vegetables and fortified cereals. Phyllis Famularo, a dietitian with a specialist in gerontology (the study of aging), explained that folic acid helps the body produce new cells and for pregnant women is useful for preventing defects in the fetus.
“[Tapi] “Some studies have shown that too much folic acid in older adults can lead to peripheral neuropathy (a type of nerve damage),” Famularo told Livestrong.
It is important to meet the needs of iron (iron) to prevent anemia, then ensure the supply of oxygen to all body cells. However, with age, the need for iron is not as much as when you were young and sometimes the amount is uncertain. Foods that should be limited at the age of 40 years are foods that contain too much iron.
When the body gets more iron than it needs, it triggers health problems. Excess iron will accumulate in tissues, especially the liver, pancreas, heart, joints and brain. This will contribute to certain cancers and diabetes.
Reporting from the Mayo Clinic, iron is found in red meat, seafood, nuts, green vegetables, dried fruit, and fortified processed foods. It is better to control the consumption of this type of food so that iron intake is controlled.
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Foods to avoid at the age of 40 years and over
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