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As we age the body has different nutritional needs, this is due in large part to the natural way the energy levels of the body are changing. A healthy lifestyle and follow a balanced diet are the best ally to delay and make more user friendly the aging process and its details.

The good news is that thanks to certain natural products called superfoods, which, as its name indicates are considered nutritionally speaking as the most dense of the planet and its consumption is attributed great virtues and therapeutic properties. Not in vain have become the foundation of many diets not only to lose weight, mostly healing.

The best superfoods for adults:

1. Beans

Beans belong to the family of legumes, which are the healthiest foods that exist. In particular, beans are a great food for the start of the mature age, this is due in large part to its high content in fiber, antioxidants and a wealth of minerals prominent; they are a food that provides great benefits to regulate high levels of bad cholesterol “LDL” and the imbalances of glucose, which is complemented to perfection with food absorption slower and helps prevent and fight diabetes. Its consumption improves the digestion process, it is ideal for people that seem to gluten intolerance and is associated with benefits to strengthen the immune system, which will help prevent all kinds of diseases. Try to consume them always in its natural version (avoid those that may be processed as is the case of cans), contemplates mixed with vegetables and considered one serving a day.

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2. Oats

One of the health conditions that most concerned about after the age of 45 is heart health, this is because with age, gives an increase in the risk for certain diseases can result in dangerous situations such as strokes and heart attacks. A balanced diet is a good friend of the cardiovascular functioning, this is achieved by integrating the greatest possible quantity of food that stand out for their high content in fiber, as is the case of the oats. Oatmeal is considered as the cereal with the highest contribution in protein and fiber, especially the soluble type that contains beta glucans and they are the best ally to regulate cholesterol, increase the production of good cholesterol “HDL” and is fiber has the peculiarity to remove lipids from the arterial walls.

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Oats./Photo: Shutterstock

3. Apples

An apple a day the doctor will deliver you, it is a popular phrase that has all true and it is that apples are a food full of nutritional properties and medicinal. Among the main benefits of its consumption, you will find its power to regulate glucose levels in the blood; also its high content in pectin, a type of fiber makes it an extraordinary food to reduce high levels of cholesterol in the blood and finally and not less important is your contribution in quercetin has great qualities to stabilize the blood pressure. All this is in addition to its extraordinary levels of antioxidants and vitamin C, that the full of benefits to increase the defenses and prevent diseases.

Apples./Photo: Pixabay

4. Green leafy vegetables

It is also important to include foods that improve the brain capacity and cognitive functions, green leafy vegetables are the perfect complement. Several studies at international level show that the constant intake of vegetables such as spinach, cabbage, kale, broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbages, is associated with a cognitive ability of a person 10 years younger. At the same time are vegetables that have a high food value, this is due to its high content in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber and chlorophyll, which benefits the intestinal health, cardiovascular, help to control body weight and increase mental and physical performance.

Spinach./Photo: Pxhere

5. Yogurt

The yogurt is a fermented food that provides extraordinary nutritional benefits, and medicinal, not in vain is considered a superfood. Has the ability to improve intestinal function, its contribution in beneficial microorganisms helps to have a microbiota and healthy thanks to this digestive functioning is seen as highly benefited and also strengthens the immune system, which increases the production of white blood cells and the immune system. Another of his great qualities is its content of calcium critical to maintaining bone density strong, at the same time his magnificent contribution in proteins strengthens muscle tone. Seeks to integrate a serving a day of yogurt 100% natural, without sugar or any type of flavoring.

Yogurt./Photo: Pexels

6. Dark Chocolate

Without doubt take a liking to consume sweet foods is important, dark chocolate is a wonder food in the diet and is related to great benefits for adults. First of all, its consumption contributes to how positive the mood, since it has the ability to increase the production of endorphins, at the same time it is estimated that the consumption of 30 to 60 grams of chocolate per day, it is a good ally to reduce high cholesterol levels, regulates blood pressure, improves the acuity of the brain, and protects the skin from sun damage. The only recommendation to obtain its real benefits is to consume chocolate containing at least 70% pure cocoa.