10 Foods That Make You Look 10 Years Older

  
1. Sugar


We've all heard about the downsides of sugar, but if the negative effects on your health aren't enough to deter you, maybe the fact that excess sugar prematurely ages you will. Sugar attaches to collagen in your body, making your skin look stiff and causing wrinkles, so think about that next time a candy bar is calling your name.

2. Carbs


Your body definitely needs carbs, but choosing the wrong kinds of carbs (think refined, starchy, processed carbs like white bread and baked goods) can cause you to age. Too many refined, white carbs can damage the collagen in your skin, but you don't have to give up carbs altogether. Instead, just opt for whole grains and veggies.

3. Salt


Sodium causes you to retain water, making your skin appear much puffier than normal, which especially shows up around the eye area, as it's thin and swells easily. To avoid this, don't just cut back on salting your food: Watch out for the sodium content in things like canned soups, vegetables, and beans.

4. Alcohol


While red wine does contain antioxidants, alcohol is dehydrating, so when consumed in excess quantities, it can cause accelerated aging. In addition to drying out your skin, toxins can build up in your liver, causing sallowness and wrinkles.

5. Processed Meats


Many processed meats contain sulfites and preservatives, which in turn cause inflammation in your skin. Bonus? They're also high in salt, so they're a double-whammy when it comes to premature aging.

6. Coffee


If you literally can't make it through the morning without caffeine, you might want to consider weening yourself down to just one cup. Coffee (as well as other caffeinted products) dehydrates you, so you'll look tired, haggard, and older than you are.

7. Fried Food


If you're indulging in fried chicken, french fries, or donuts on the regs, you might want to consider baking a healthier version yourself instead, because fried foods can cause collagen break down in your skin, increasing the appearance of wrinkles.

8. Soda


Soda is high in both sugar and caffeine, making the drink a serious offender when it comes to premature aging.

9. Pepperoni Pizza


Of all the foods on this list, this one might break our hearts the most. Not only is pepperoni processed, which can cause inflammation, but it also contains saturated fat. You don't have to ward off pizza all together: Try going meatless, or even better, adding some veggie toppings.

10. Fast Food


If it's at the drive-thru, you may want to consider driving on by. Though many fast food chains have healthier options these days, a lot of fast food contains trans fats, which clog and stiffen your blood vessels and arteries, therefore making you look older.
10 Foods That Make You Look 10 Years Older  10 Foods That Make You Look 10 Years Older Reviewed by True NewsBlog on Sunday, October 09, 2016 Rating: 5

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