Better eating in your 50s and 60s

You may have an empty nest but certainly not an empty calendar! To stay active, it may be time to power up your eating habits. Carotino Red Palm & Canola Oil can help you keep up with your body’s changing needs and kick concerns about such things as cholesterol to the back burner.

Toss more red foods into your grocery cart

Brightly colored fruits and vegetables are filled with antioxidants, and red foods such as tomatoes, cherries and strawberries contain nutrients brimming with heart benefits. The red in Carotino also indicates the presence of something healthy. Carotino gets its beautiful red color from its natural beta carotene, which is a powerful antioxidant that may slow the progression of cataracts, protect the skin against sunburn and help prevent macular degeneration. Carotino also has CoQ10, is cholesterol neutral and contains no trans fats.

Plus there is evidence that the healthy fatty acids and tocotrienols found in Carotino may not just nourish your brain but may also help to protect it should you have a stroke. Other brain-healthy foods include blueberries, nuts and avocados.

Become best friends with fiber

Who has time to be preoccupied with worries about cholesterol and weight? Diets rich in fiber (i.e. a plant-based diet) may be just what your body needs to help you manage both. A bowl of oatmeal is good. A bowl of oatmeal and diced apples is better!

Get creative with leaner proteins

Now’s a great time to invest in a high-quality sauté pan because sautéing enables you to prepare delicious meals using turkey, chicken, fish and other lower-fat proteins. Try new recipes to vary your menus such as these Salmon Fish Cakes or this Chicken and Mango Salad. Add low-fat dairy products to further supplement your protein needs.

Just because you’ve had a few more birthdays doesn’t mean you want to slow down. Take care of yourself by making smart food choices such as using Carotino Red Palm & Canola Oil.