People say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but dinner is pretty important, too. Sure, the first thing you fill your body with fuels you through everything on your to-do list. But what no one thinks about is that the last meal is what will nourish your body through the night. Plus, choosing from the right healthy dinner ideas will also determine how good you feel when you wake up in the morning tomorrow—and for years to come.
That’s right. What you eat for dinner doesn’t just affect you in the moment, but it will also have an impact on your long-term health. It’s another opportunity to fit anti-aging foods into your diet that will make you feel your best and give you everything you need to live a long, happy life. (Plus: you’re probably sick of feeling just as bad when you eat a cheese-loaded pizza as when you’re recovering from a hangover.)
By filling your plate with plenty of vibrantly-colored veggies and skipping out on the foods that—quite literally!—weigh you down, you’ll be feeling better in your 40s than you ever did in your 20s. Seriously. And these 40 options are a great place to start.