Getting older or aging is unavoidable. time is ticking away, after all. But no one wants to get older any sooner than necessary. We can not stop aging but the problem is there are a dizzying number of foods and drinks we consume every day that can speed up the aging process. Some foods simply make you look older. Others actually physically age your body. Here’s what to look out for so you can avoid both of those effects. Lets see what are the Foods that are aging you
Despite sounding super science, but this is very true that high-glycemic carbohydrates are really simple to understand: they boost your blood sugar very quickly, and they stimulate to faster aging. The primary reason these carbohydrates are a culprit is because your body’s process of breaking down sugar actually damages collagen (Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and is the substance that holds the whole body together. It is found in the bones, muscles, skin and tendons, where it forms a scaffold to provide strength and structure.)
High-glycemic carbs can be found in extremely sweet and sugary foods, so pretty much anything that could be considered a dessert or special treat. Put down the cupcake and just walk away!
Too much booze
Your height, weight and gender are just some of the factors that play a part in how alcohol affects you. Even what you’ve had to eat that day or how much sleep. Anecdotally, it’s easy to look at a long-term, heavy drinker and see that it takes its toll. In small amounts, like a drink a day, alcohol can actually benefit your body. Any more than that, and you’re just getting older faster. Dr. Oz says too much alcohol can cause “premature wrinkles, loss of collagen, elasticity, redness, dehydration, and puffiness.” Alcohol also lowers the levels of Vitamin A in your body, which is an important antioxidant.
Most fast foods like french fries, burgers, pizzas have high salt and calorie content. Likewise, beverages and desserts like cakes, shakes and ice creams contain sugar in high quantities which may cause an increase in blood sugar leading to diabetes. Surprise! Fast food is bad for you. Now that the shock of that statement has subsided, let’s explain how: trans fats. Trans fats aren’t actually that common in natural food, but fast food is loaded with them because of how most items on the menu are fried in vegetable oil. Trans fats clog and stiffen the blood vessels and arteries, making your skin look older.
Processed meat is meat that has been preserved by curing, salting, smoking, drying or canning. Food products categorized as processed meat include: Sausages, hot dogs, salami. Bacon, ham, Bacon, pepperoni — pretty much anything you’d think of as “salty meat” — is processed. These meats pose two problems when it comes to aging you prematurely. First, they contain sulfites and other preservatives that cause inflammation in the skin. Second, they contain enormous amounts of salt. Both of these contribute to red, puffy, unhealthy looking skin, especially throughout your face.
Think twice before you sip—these beverages pack as much sugar and calories as a can of soda. If you need another reason to go diet or just ditch soda overall, Time says it may age you as badly as smoking. It’s not just looks, either. Sugary soda is “empty” calories. No doubt about that. It contain absolutely no essential nutrients… no vitamins, no minerals, no antioxidants and zero fiber. It literally adds nothing to the diet except excessive amounts of added sugar and unnecessary calories. The researchers in the article found that a “daily 20-ounce serving was linked to 4.6 more years of aging.” So a bottle of soda per day could cut five years off your life. You won’t see that on any Coke ads.
More salt intake can cause heightened blood pressure. Due to hypertension you may suffer from stroke, heart failures and other ailments of the heart. One teaspoon of table salt contains 2,300 milligrams of sodium, which is the recommended maximum intake of sodium per healthy adult per day. Salt which contains lot of sodium can make your skin red and puffy, but it can actually physically age you like soda. Researchers found that excess salt literally accelerated the aging of cells, as well as increasing the likelihood of heart disease. And on the flip side, lowering salt intake had the opposite effect. Less salt is one of the major key factors to not only looking younger, but feeling younger, too.
That daily coffee
Cup of coffee disturbs sleep at night because our body needs 8 hours to process the caffeine from the coffee itself. Coffee is the world’s biggest vessel of caffeine, the true culprit in aging you. Caffeine in larger doses, like those found in a couple cups of coffee, acts as a diuretic. Basically, it causes your body to flush out water, causing dehydration. Dehydration is pretty bad for your skin, increasing wrinkles and spots. It’s especially a problem for every day coffee drinkers. Unless you’re getting enough water to compensate, you’re probably walking around with a low level of dehydration every day. Like all problems, it only compounds over extended periods.