10 Foods That Speed Up Aging and Make You Look Older

4. Low consumption of healthy fats

Healthy fats are essential for your health and your skin’s youthfulness. They reduce inflammation in the skin, encourage hair growth, and build strong cell membranes that reduce water loss in the skin cells, among other advantages.

Here are the healthy fats that should be consumed regularly to maintain healthy skin:

  • Salmon
  • Chia seeds
  • Avocados
  • Almonds
  • Wheat germ
  • All nuts and seeds
  • Dark green leafy veggies
  • Omega 3-fortified eggs
  • Coconut oil

5. Salt makes you retain water.

Excess salt can be found in a lot of popular products: cheese, pepperoni pizza, chips, crackers, cereals, etc. Salt causes the body to retain water and leads to a “puffy” look. It also causes the cells to shrink and leads to dehydration. Not enough water leaves the skin with wrinkles and, as a result, makes it age faster.

6. Processed meats cause dehydration.

Loved by many, sausages, bacon, and deli meat contain a lot of salt and preservatives. The consumption of processed meats leads to dehydration and triggers inflammation. Moreover, these products reduce vitamin C in the body, which is important for collagen formation. Try to swap processed meat with chicken or turkey instead. If it seems a bit too hard for you, just try to eat just less of it and add some veggies to your sandwich.

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