Most of us live in an illusion that aging is a natural phenomenon and can never come before time. For all like-minded people, there is a good and a bad news. The bad news is that aging signs can appear early in life because of many external and internal factors but the good news is that we can also delay the aging process by keeping a healthy lifestyle.
External aspects that speeds up aging are excessive sun exposure, smoking, and stressful life mainly. Same way there are some internal factors which include our eating habits because when a body is healthy from inside, it shines from outside. In early times, rosy pink cheeks were one of the signs of hale and hearty body. Here we are going to discuss such foods that we must withhold from our diet or at least limit its intake to look younger with the supple skin for many years to follow.
- Sugar Concentrated Foods
Sugar, as we know, is not health friendly if consumed above optimum level. It also has harmful effects on our skin generally. Sugar concentrated foods like chocolates, sweets and many other sweet dishes must be eaten in the very small portion in case one cannot avoid it completely. Studies have shown sugar causes inflammation which is one root cause of skin damage. Secondly, science has shown that sugar breaks skin collagen and elasticity, both are primarily responsible for healthy younger looking skin. It also hurdles up with the hydrated skin and causes it to form wrinkles early in life.
- Processed Food
In today’s era, our lifestyle has made us use processed and canned food more and we tend to prepare the healthy fresh meal at homeless. This is a very damaging habit towards our overall health and skin too. These processed foods mostly lack nutritious values and therefore our skin doesn’t get its required nutrients, minerals and antioxidants. A simple but freshly prepared home food is far better than using canned items. The bad fats in processed foods encourage bad effects on skin and its continuous consumption leads to early aging.
Coffee has now become America’s favorite beverage. With the rising need of keeping one fresh and alert, we turn to our coffee cup which not only smells and tastes great but actually keeps your mind focused. It’s unfortunate to know that it does come in the list of food that causes you to age faster. Mainly caffeine causes body dehydration and most coffee addicts’ skips water and other drinks like fresh juices and prefers to have a cups of caffeine through the day.
- Trans Fats
Trans fats are destructive for not only our skin but our health as well. These artificially hydrogenated food items have zero nutrition and one of the main cause of inflammation. Inflammation which leads to many other diseases, also causes the skin to deteriorate and lose its youthfulness. You may find these Trans fats in food items having long shelf life and also fried items. Better check the label before buying food packs to avoid what is simply harmful to your health.
Everyone’s favorite to chew is Candy! Doctors keep us warned about its detrimental effects on teeth but few know it is one of the factors promoting early aging. Candies contain processed sugar which gets easily dissolved in the body and stored as fat deposits. The frequent habit of eating candies leads inflammation and many dental problems. You do not only lose the seamless appearance of the face but a good smile too. Eating candies must be omitted from kid’s as well as adult’s life to prevent its injurious effects on the body. You may opt for a better option of naturally sweetened fruits or dark chocolate which are rich in antioxidants and keeps your skin glow.