10 Foods That Speed Up Aging and Make You Look Older

An innocent cupcake with a fragrant cup of coffee that you enjoyed this morning, or a nourishing sandwich with salami you had for lunch might seem harmless to you at first. Though, many products have negative effects on our body. Sugars, unhealthy fats, excessive salt, alcohol, and even caffeine can destroy important proteins and dehydrate us, and our skin is the first to suffer.

Our team tries their best to eat healthy, and we’ve decided that it’s time to present our readers with a list of 10 products that have a bad influence on our skin and should be eaten with a sense of caution.

1. Sugar destroys protein and lipids.

Sugar is responsible for weight gain, creating wrinkles, making your skin saggy, and harming your health in general. Eating too much sugar starts a process that called glycation: consuming more sugar that you can process makes glycose bind with proteins and lipids. This process damages your skin’s collagen (because these proteins are responsible for the firmness of the skin) and encourages the development of wrinkles.

2. Trans fats weaken the blood flow to the skin.

Trans fats can be found in fast food, deep fried foods, margarine, canned frosting, any junk food, and the list goes on and on. Not only do they raise the risk of developing heart disease, but they also stiffen the arteries or constrict the blood vessels. This weakens the blood flow to the skin and causes premature aging and wrinkles.

Don’t believe the packages with labels that say, “Zero trans fats” because the products inside might still contain under 0.5g of it.

3. Alcohol builds up toxins.

A rare glass of wine won’t do any harm to your body, but drinking regularly will affect your liver. When your liver works well, toxins are expelled naturally through your body. But if these toxins build up in your liver, and they aren’t broken down properly, it can cause damage to your skin, like acne, sallowness and wrinkles, loss of collagen, loss of elasticity, redness, dehydration, and puffiness.

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