One of the things that upsets me most about the eating changes I’ve had to make since my angioplasty in 2012 is that I’m now on what I feel is an old man’s diet. No salt, no sugar, no fat, just give me some gruel and put me in a corner and watch me slowly go senile as my hair falls out for lack of protein. That’s how I feel some days when I’m watching other people eat big steaks or other restaurant dishes.
But the reality is even if you haven’t had heart problems as I have, your eating needs to change once you turn 50. How? Well the so-called science about that seems to change daily, which is why I never give medical advice here or recommend a certain list of foods for you.
I review foods for their salt, fat and sugar content, what you eat is up to you. I actually stopped working on another blog I cofounded years back because I felt my blogging partner was turning it into a medical advice and senior citizen blog, neither of which I wanted to do.
If you’re wrestling with how to eat these days, this National institute on Aging page might help, let me know what you think of it.