Stop Eating These Foods They Can Make you Age Faster

Aug 07, 2019 Kayode Oseh

You may be thinking that sun exposure, stress and smoking are the only things one should be mindful of when it comes to the process of aging, but however, it has been studied that they are not the only culprits when it comes to aging. Studies have shown that there quite a number of foods out there that we should concern ourself about when it comes to the process of aging, these foods have been shown to promote wrinkles and we should be careful of how we diet on them. 

Sugar

We may not have payed good attention to this but sugar has been proved to be the number one food to avoid if you’re looking to slow down the ageing process. Not only does it make us fat but also contributes greatly to the aging process. Collagen and elastin, are proteins in the body that brings about flexibility and resilience to the skin tissues, it has been shown that sugar have a way of degrading these proteins bringing about lack of flexibility in the skin, making the skin susceptible to wrinkles. 

Potatoes and Grains

Potatoes and grains when broken down, turns into sugar. They can also use up valuable minerals that contributes to skin health such as Zinc. They give almost nothing in return except calories. 

 Alcohol

Alcohol is another thing one should be mindful of when we are concern about aging. Excessive alcohol depletes minerals such as magnesium and zinc, as well as essential fatty acids, and vitamins such as vitamin B, A and C which are very vital for skin and overall health of the body. 

Trans-fats/hydrogenated fats

The society have for long been warned against the adverse effect of trans-fat and how devastating their effect could be on our overall health. It has been shown that trans-fats are the leading cause of cholesterol build up in the body and we all know how harmful cholesterol can be. Trans fats are fat we can find on foods with a long shelf life, such as biscuits, fast foods and fries. They reduce the fluidity of our cells, burden the liver and add to inflammations causing ageing.

Processed meats

Processed meats are high in salt and preservatives and this could promotes puffiness and inflammations. To add to that, they also use up vitamin C which is very essential in collagen formation and this could lead to wrinkles and early aging.  

Artificial sweeteners

We should never underestimate the function of the liver, it plays a lot of crucial roles in the body as well as slowing down the aging process. Artificial sweeteners are things that do not support the progress of the liver, they always work against it and as such they are food we should not dedicate our time eating because they cause us much harm than good.   

Caffeine

A cup of coffee could do many positive things to our body like making us feel alert and active in the morning to face everyday challenges and lot more. But this early morning glory have some makeups that are not so appealing when it comes to the aging process. Coffee contains caffeine which cause the body to dehydrate too quickly, so if you must take coffee, make sure you also drink a lot of water just to dilute the impact of it caffeine content.  



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