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Fat-fighting food alternatives to keep you fit post-50s

Post-50s, you need to be a little more serious about your
Post-50s, you need to be a little more serious about your health monitoring and improving heart health to have happy aging. There are plenty of things you can do to lead a heart-healthy lifestyle. Unsurprisingly, food and exercise are at the top of the list. Here are a few simple fat-fighting food swaps you can practice in your daily life to have a healthy heart. 

Nuts over chips

Upon craving for salty snacks, we often end up grabbing a pack of chips or croutons. Such junk foods can cause plaque buildup in your arteries and increase the sugar level in your blood. During snack hours, try grabbing a handful of nuts instead of chips. People who eat nuts regularly are less likely to be exposed to cardiovascular diseases.

Green tea or black coffee over soda

Make a healthy decision to choose green tea or black coffee over soda. Tea or coffee can provide you a caffeine boost without the harmful effects of artificial sweeteners and extra calories. Green tea is packed with antioxidants and a natural energy booster. 

Vinegar and Olive oil over other salad dressings

Olive oil and Vinegar or Lemon juice are great replacements for salad dressings which are loaded with healthy fats and calories. Everything is fine in moderation. Consuming Olive oil is a great way to reduce your cholesterol levels. Try adding two tablespoons of olive oil and a spoon of vinegar to your next salad.

Vegetable oil over butter

Replace bad fats with healthy fats by using vegetable oils instead of butter in your daily meals. Vegetable oils have several benefits; primarily they carry essential nutrients that are vital for boosting metabolism, protecting brain cells and reducing the risk of heart diseases. Some of the great vegetable oil options are olive, peanut, canola, corn, safflower and soybean.

Fish over beef

Prefer adding a good quantity of fish instead of red meat like beef in your diet. Fish has less saturated and trans fats than beef which reduces the cholesterol level and the risk of heart diseases. Many fish are packed with Omega-3 fatty acids that lead to a healthy heart.

Try these fat-fighting food swaps to maintain an enhanced lifestyle. It’s okay to treat yourself to a craving occasionally, provided you stick to a reasonable limit.