11 foods you should never eat because they age you

Coffee
Coffee and caffeinated products also dehydrate the body, making you look tired and worn out.
Forget anti-aging products: if you want to retain a youthful look, avoiding certain foods could help.

We did some research on foods you should avoid if you want to age gracefully. Below we compiled a list of 11 foods that, if consumed frequently, will age you.

Soda As a beverage high in sugar, soda tends to dehydrate the body. This fatigues the body and makes you look tired. "A good rule of thumb is to drink half your body weight in ounces. So if you weight 130 lbs, you need 65 ounces of water a day -- just over eight cups," according to GalTime.com.

Soda
As a beverage high in sugar, soda tends to dehydrate the body. This fatigues the body and makes you look tired. “A good rule of thumb is to drink half your body weight in ounces. So if you weight 130 lbs, you need 65 ounces of water a day — just over eight cups,” according to GalTime.com.

Sugar There are several reasons why a sugar-filled diet makes you look older. When there is excess sugar in the body, it attaches itself to collagen, making the skin look stiff and inflexible. According to "Diet Myths Busted; Food Facts Not Nutrition Fiction" by Ann A. Rosenstein, "losing this elastic resilience of young skin will give the skin deep wrinkles and make it look old."

Sugar
There are several reasons why a sugar-filled diet makes you look older. When there is excess sugar in the body, it attaches itself to collagen, making the skin look stiff and inflexible. According to “Diet Myths Busted; Food Facts Not Nutrition Fiction” by Ann A. Rosenstein, “losing this elastic resilience of young skin will give the skin deep wrinkles and make it look old.”

Trans Fats Like sugar, excess trans fats make the skin look stiff and inflexible. "Trans fats clog and stiffen the arteries and smaller blood vessels," which makes the skin look old, wrote Rosenstein.

Trans Fats
Like sugar, excess trans fats make the skin look stiff and inflexible. “Trans fats clog and stiffen the arteries and smaller blood vessels,” which makes the skin look old, wrote Rosenstein.

Salt Salt dehydrates the body. When you are dehydrated, you become fatigued, which makes you look tired and worn out. In addition, excess salt contributes to kidney disease, high blood pressure and interferes with bone metabolism.

Salt
Salt dehydrates the body. When you are dehydrated, you become fatigued, which makes you look tired and worn out. In addition, excess salt contributes to kidney disease, high blood pressure and interferes with bone metabolism.

Coffee Coffee and caffeinated products also dehydrate the body, making you look tired and worn out.

Coffee
Coffee and caffeinated products also dehydrate the body, making you look tired and worn out.

Candy The sugar in candy causes inflammation in the body and can make skin look wrinkled and old.

Candy
The sugar in candy causes inflammation in the body and can make skin look wrinkled and old.

Artificial Sweetener Artificial sweeteners such as aspartame are associated with headaches and joint pain and can make you crave sweets.

Artificial Sweetener
Artificial sweeteners such as aspartame are associated with headaches and joint pain and can make you crave sweets.

Alcohol Consuming too much alcohol dehydrates your body and causes wrinkles, loss of collagen, redness and puffiness, according to "The Dr. Oz Show."

Alcohol
Consuming too much alcohol dehydrates your body and causes wrinkles, loss of collagen, redness and puffiness, according to “The Dr. Oz Show.”

Energy Drinks Energy drinks damage the enamel in your teeth eight times more than soda does. This erosion makes your teeth look yellow and unhealthy, according to Dr. Oz.

Energy Drinks
Energy drinks damage the enamel in your teeth eight times more than soda does. This erosion makes your teeth look yellow and unhealthy, according to Dr. Oz.

Carbohydrates An overconsumption of carbohydrates can damage the collagen and fibers in your skin, according to WebMD.

Carbohydrates
An overconsumption of carbohydrates can damage the collagen and fibers in your skin, according to WebMD.

Fried Food Fried food contributes to collagen break down in the skin, making one's skin look wrinkled and worn out, according to GalTime.com.

Fried Food
Fried food contributes to collagen break down in the skin, making one’s skin look wrinkled and worn out, according to GalTime.com.

Read more: Huffington Post


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  • HI

    ADARAN E.O April 29, 2013 9:24 am
  • if we dont eat all you’ve written here,then what do we eat

    adetoye samson April 29, 2013 12:49 pm
  • this is amazing. thanks to you guys. good work.

    okenla April 29, 2013 2:23 pm
  • Nah true talk o, but else can we eat?

    erin-islam April 29, 2013 5:39 pm
  • Thanks 4 reminding us again, God bless u.

    Adejoro odunayo April 30, 2013 7:22 am
  • I will be concious of what I eat henceforth

    miss irishy May 1, 2013 8:22 am
  • Dis is gud enough to help checj wat could cause more injuries to our. Please we need more lessons again.

    awoniyi mikel May 2, 2013 9:09 pm
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