5 health tips that are useless for those over 50

Polled by Eat this, not that, experts listed five health care tips that the elderly

people should ignore.

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  1. Take an aspirin every day.

Experts warn that the use of aspirin for daily blood thinning is no longer standard medical advice.

  1. Avoid all carbohydrates.

Nutritionists believe that people over 50 can benefit from eating so-called healthy carbohydrates, especially before exercise. Probably, they mean cereals and fruits.

  1. Nap during the day.

Researchers say that more than 40% of older adults have chronic sleep problems. And daytime sleep can make sleep worse at night.

  1. Take nutritional supplements to make up for a poor diet.

Nutritionists specify that some peoplecertain vitamins or supplements may indeed be required to manage a deficiency, but for the average healthy person, a diet high in fruits and vegetables provides all the vitamins and minerals needed.

  1. Avoid fat.

Healthy fats can help prevent heart disease and stroke. You should include avocados, olive oil, nuts, nut butters and seeds in your diet.

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