A continuously poor diet can accelerate the aging process of your skin

Foods That Can Make You Look Older

In an age where food really matters, there are specific kinds of foods that contain specific kinds of ingredients that will do your body only harm should you continue to consume them on daily basis.If there’s one inescapable fact in life, it’s this: We’re not getting any younger. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to look as old as your driver’s license says you are. While genetics has a lot to do with how fast we age, there are things you can do to slow down the appearance of growing older—particularly when it comes to your skin and teeth, which is where signs of age often first show up.

To understand how sugar can lead to older-looking skin, it’s important to consider the two proteins that keep skin looking fresh and youthful: collagen and elastin. Anything that interferes with these proteins is going to have a negative effect—and sugar is one of their biggest enemies. As sugar is digested, it leaves behind debris known as advanced glycation end products, or AGEs. Over time, these AGEs build up and attach themselves to collagen, which can lead to wrinkles and sagging.

A few indulgences won’t age you overnight, a continuously poor diet can accelerate the aging process of your skin (and teeth) over time.We can no longer ignore what we eat as it endangers our health and ages us faster than we can blink. By eliminating these foods or bringing the intake to a minimum we will be able to not only see the waistlines shrinking but also find ourselves looking and feeling a whole lot better overall.What is the secret to staying “Forever young”? Let’s get to it and see what needs to be altered from our daily diet.

  1. Hydrogenated Oils or Trans Fats
  2. High fructose corn syrup or HFCS
  3. Refined Salt
  4. Alcohol
  5. Processed Meats
  6. White wine
  7. Charred meat
  8. Salty foods
  9. Red meat
  10. Energy drinks
  11. Anything caffeinated
  12. Coffee
  13. Margarine
  14. Microwave Dinners
  15. Baked Goods
  16. Bacon, Ham, and Sausage
  17. High Fructose Corn Syrup
  18. High Glycemic Index Carbs
  19. Sugary Cocktails
  20. Fried Fast Food
  21. Candy
  22. Potato Chips
  23. Pepperoni Pizza

When people consume more sugar than their cells can synthetize, excess sugar molecules bond with proteins and trigger a process that can affect the skin collagen (the protein that keeps the skin elastic and youthful). Also, sugar damages teeth causing tooth decay and discoloration.With all that said, choose carefully, read the labels, avoid heavy indulging into the above foods and ingredients. Always choose veggies and fruits to satisfy your hunger, sugar and soul. Be well.


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