5 Foods to Avoid in Your 50s

Breakfast Pastries

Low energy is another symptom of the sluggish metabolism that typically comes with your 50s, so it’s important to fuel yourself with energy-efficient foods.  Donuts and other sugary breakfast pastries may seem to give you a quick lift, but their refined starches will set you up for an energy crash within a few hours, making it even tougher to power through the afternoons.  Save those treats for your occasional desserts and, instead, choose breakfast foods that are rich in protein and/or fiber, which will help to stabilize your blood sugar levels and provide longer lasting energy.