If You’re Over 50, Avoid (Or Limit) These Foods

As we grow older, our bodies change. People over 50 have a higher chance of experiencing health issues. For example, as muscle and bone mass decreases, high blood sugar and obesity become a greater threat than before.

As a result, many people over 50 have to change their diet. While this change isn’t easy, it could help you live longer. Eating some foods could worsen your metabolism within one to two days. Others could raise your risk of blood pressure, blood glucose, and cholesterol all at once. Here’s why you should avoid (or limit) certain foods after you turn 50.

Don’t Char Meat On The Grill

A man flips sausages on the grill.
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Sobli/RDB/ullstein bild via Getty Images

Grilled meats are tasty, and charring meat can give it them a unique taste in texture. However, recent studies have located a danger in charred meat. According to the National Cancer Institute, meats cooked at high temperatures may contain cancer-causing agents.

In 2010, researchers at Vanderbilt University found heterocyclic amines (HCAs) in charred meat. HCA is a chemical that has been linked to cancer. Plus, the smoke contains polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which also increase your risk. You can avoid these chemicals by flipping your meat more or slicing off the charred bits.