Somewhere I’d read ‘feeling your best and looking your best go hand in hand’. This is indeed true when it comes to skin care. No anti-aging cream or modern cosmetology will bring in any change unless you have your diet right. If you’re serious about getting rid of wrinkles then avoid these 5 foods that make you look older.
If foods can make you look younger than your actual age then there are also foods that can make you look older. Proper nourishment through diet can help you beat the time and bad food can give you adverse effects thereby making your skin look haggard.
Here are 5 foods that make you look older. Continue reading!
Alcohol is one of the major contributors to make you look older than you actually are. For those who drink alcohol on regular basis look comparatively wearied than people who are teetotaler. Alcohol consumption is usually during holidays and parties. Celebrity nutritionist JJ Virgin suggests to either go for dry wine or tequila instead of creamy drinks such as eggnog that are more harmful for the skin.
In order to beat the previous night’s alcohol consumptions, you should purify your system with lots of water and herbal and green teas. Even Kombucha, a pro-biotic drink is also recommended. These drinks reduce the work load on liver to detoxify the system. They also help in absorbing nutrients, thereby enabling you with healthy skin.
If you have not read our post on Foods to avoid when you are drunk, read it here.
While 2,300 mg of salt per day is recommended by doctors and 1,500 for people with high blood pressure, research has shown that most of the people in India are taking 3,400 mg of salt on daily basis. These people are at higher risk of not only increasing their blood pressure level but also putting on weight. Salt increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, whilst making the person feel bloated. Now stop sprinkling salt on your salad, instead go for pepper or any other spices to satisfy your taste buds.
My darlings, eat less sugar…you’re sweet enough already!
Sugar can be one of your greatest enemies if not handled properly, especially when you’re bothered about your weight gain. The tendency of sugar is to stick to the proteins in the body, thereby creating advanced glycation end products (AGEs). The AGEs are sometimes responsible for augmenting the degenerative diseases, thereby speeding up the aging process. Next time when you go for tea/coffee, do remember the side effects of sugar. Well for rejuvenation, your best bet is green tea or black coffee.
Did you know carbs and wheat products turn into sugar if they are not utilized? The high blood sugar concentration in the body then speeds up the aging process, by resulting in wrinkled skin and weight loss that’s obvious. So always keep your consumption of carbs to limit. Try to add fresher green veggies to munch on.
Caffeine, usually seen in soft drinks, coffee and sodas, dehydrates the body. This further leads to formation of wrinkles, aging spots, fine lines and dullness. Apart from this, the caffeine intake also disturbs the sleeping routine. Therefore make sure you always metabolize caffeine. It increases the stress hormone cortisol, so if you’re slow in metabolizing, keep it for morning session.
Click here to read more about the side effects of caffeine and why you need to stay away..
So these were the top 5 foods that make you look older. Next time when they’re in your menu, make sure you keep them to limits!