10 Ways Your Diet Should Change After 40, According To Nutritionists

We know, we know, veggies = no-brainer. But leafy greens, in particular, are important to incorporate into your diet as you approach midlife. “Several studies have shown stronger resistance to cognitive decline with high veggie intake, with the best protection from leafy greens. One of my favorites is lacinato kale. Cut it into thin ribbons (called ‘chiffonade’) and massage it for at least five minutes with a good quality olive oil, and add it to a farro salad with diced plums and almonds,” Moon says. Yum! Another easy way to get your greens? Toss a handful into a morning smoothie or fold them into scrambled eggs or your go-to omelet.