People say 40´s are what? One of the best stages of life? That’s a definite yes!
When we are around 40 we tend to be at a more stable point of our adult life. We know what we want and who we want in our lives, and we have a moderately drawn up plan to achieve those goals. We start to give value to the things that really matter and we put aside more banal experiences.
We are classics, like those collectible cars or the most valuable paintings in museums… But just like them, from time to time we need a little “renovation” or some maintenance to maintain our shine and value.
We do this “renewal” naturally with a balanced diet that includes all food groups, among other healthy habits such as exercising and avoiding stress.
It is important to keep in mind that, as we get older, our diets change. There are nutrients that we stop producing and some others that we stop absorbing the way we used to some years ago. That is why in many cases we must supplement our diet with food supplements.
From Nature’s Discount we present five nutrients that you should include in your diet, and their importance to feel good and look good.
Collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in our body, it actually constitutes 25% of the protein in our bodies. Among other benefits, this protein helps the skin retain its tonicity and elasticity, and is part of the connective tissues (joints, muscles, ligaments, cartilage, and hair, among others). After we turn 25 we lose between 1-1.25% of collagen every year
Magnesium is a mineral that is part of the essential micronutrients. Its regulatory role includes being part of maintaining muscle tissue, strengthening bones, regulating blood pressure, and is known for its role in maintaining and distributing energy, and reducing stress and fatigue. This is one of the nutrients with a high deficiency rate in older adults.
Omega-3 are fatty acids that are essential for our body. They are essential because our body does not produce them. Among other benefits, Omega 3 is known for its benefits in our cardiovascular health by reducing bad cholesterol and blood pressure, in addition to having energy functions and benefits for the central nervous system.
Probiotics are microorganisms that help you keep your intestinal health. They participate in the breakdown of food, the absorption of nutrients, and to prevent the presence of microorganisms and bacteria that can make you ill.
Vitamins D and B12
Vitamin B12 contributes to the formation of red blood cells and the maintenance of the central nervous system. It is water soluble, so once the body uses what it needs, the rest gets discarded; it is necessary to take it daily from the food we eat.
Vitamin D is essential for absorbing calcium, in addition to regulating calcium and phosphorus levels in the blood. The deficiency of this vitamin is related to diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and multiple sclerosis.
Of course, there are multivitamin supplements that include these and other vitamins that will nourish your body in a more balanced way.
Looking and feeling good doesn’t have to change as the years go by. Just like with the classics, a small “renewal” with natural supplements and good habits will help you stay active and with great energy for a long time.