12. Gluten-free foods
It seems like the world is gluten intolerant all of a sudden. Granted, some people have gluten sensitivity or celiac disease, but if you are not one of them, gluten is fine so long as, just like everything else, it’s consumed in a balanced way. As you get older, your body needs all the help it can get to keep it functioning.
Many whole grain foods contain the fiber you need to level out your blood sugar. Fiber also absorbs water which helps your body to process and digest your food, keeping you regular. Whole grains also promote the healthy bacteria you need to digest your food and get most of the nutrients out. There are, however, gluten-rich products that you can steer clear of. Any refined grains, like white bread and white pasta, are terrible for you. It has gluten, but none of the fiber your body needs.