What to eat in your 40s

Your great grandmother knew that everyone needs to eat plenty of “roughage” or fiber. But even she might not have known that once you hit 40, there are some other dietary changes you should probably make. Here’s how Carotino Red Palm & Canola Oil may help.

Are your clothes shrinking?

It may not seem fair but every decade after age 40, your resting metabolism slows down by about five percent. That means that if you’re consuming the same number of calories, extra pounds can start to sneak up on you. It’s more important than ever to make each calorie count by choosing nutrient-dense foods and beverages. That includes your cooking oil. Carotino Red Palm & Canola Oil contributes valuable vitamins and antioxidants to your diet.

Take care of your ticker

The American Heart Association encourages all adults over age 20 to have their cholesterol tested, then have it re-checked every five years unless otherwise warranted. That’s just the beginning of a heart-friendly lifestyle. If you haven’t already started making better food choices, now is the time to start. Making Carotino your primary cooking oil is a smart strategy because it’s low in saturated fat and high in healthy monounsaturated fats.

Yes, you still need calcium

Health professionals caution that we never outgrow our need for calcium. If you’re not a milk drinker, that’s okay. Grab your Carotino and sauté some calcium-rich chard or spinach for a delicious side dish. Other foods that might please your more adult palate include clams, crab, pistachios, almonds, figs, oatmeal and soy products.

And get your D

Vitamin D helps with calcium absorption. If you’re being sun-safe by using sunscreen and wearing protective caps when outdoors, concentrate on getting your Vitamin D from your food. One favorite way to get calcium and other healthy nutrients is by eating more salmon. Be sure to brush some Carotino and fresh garlic on the filet before grilling. Or, crack an egg into your Carotino stir fry (the yolk contains the Vitamin D).

Grandma’s roughage (fiber)

In your 40s, you may want to pay more attention to your digestive health. A high-fiber diet also helps to manage cholesterol. Look for ways to include more fruits and vegetables in every meal. To get the hang of mixing beans into a meal, try these Lentil & Beef Burgers.

Making Carotino Red Palm & Canola Oil part of your anti-aging strategy makes sense because it adds important nutrients to your diet in a healthy way. Embrace the decade by finding new and better ways to take care of yourself.