By Susanne Mitschke
Choosing a healthy diet and healthy foods is a smart thing to do - no matter how old you are. Nowadays, turning 45 is not as big of a deal as it was a few years ago. Stars like George Clooney, Sandra Bullock, Gerard Butler, Courtney Cox, Vin Diesel, Michelle Pfeiffer or Robert Downey Jr. show us that age is just a number, and that you can be in shape, feel young and energetic at ANY age.
The reason behind their good looks? The right nutrition and exercise! In MindMate’s exercise section, we show you some good exercises to keep your heart rate up and get those abs you always wanted. But, did you know that 80% of how you look and feel is made in the kitchen? Yes, you heard right! Also 80% of your abs are made in the kitchen!
For those who just want to get a bit fitter: eating the right food can help to prevent age-related weight gain!
Age-related weight-gain is not just about how you look - it is about your general health, and it might even prevent age-related disease like diabetes or cardiovascular disease.
Read for yourself what you should include in your diet:
15) Sweet Potatoes
This special potato is packed with potassium, which decreases the effects of sodium on blood pressure. Sweet Potatoes are also rich in antioxidants and carotenoids, which can help stabilise blood sugar and lower insulin resistance.