Ageing is an inevitable part of our life and there is no way by which you stop or alter it. But then no one wants to look older than their actual age, isn’t it? This might come to you as a shocking revelation, but some of the food items that you consume in your daily life on a regular basis are actually making you age so much faster.
The only way to reverse this type of ageing is by cutting out these food items from your diet as much as possible.
Here are those 5 food items that are actually making you look older.
1. Alcohol- Alcohol directly affects your liver and its functionality. It is simple. When your liver is healthy and functioning properly, it expel all the toxins out of your body naturally. But when you drink alcohol on a daily basis the alcohol starts affecting your liver adversely. The toxins start to build up and your skin starts to show up issues such as wrinkles, acne, sallowness and even rosacea.
Alcohol is very dehydrating and can also affect your sleeping pattern to a great extent. Inadequate amount of sleep also results in wrinkles, pigmentation also reduces the elasticity of the skin.
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2. Salt- The average daily salt recommendation by doctors is 2300mg for adults and 1500mg for people suffering from high blood pressure. But according to a research the average salt intake by an adult on a daily basis is 3400mg. Not only these people are at a higher risk of getting high blood pressure, but also increased changes of weight gain. Increased salt intake can also amp up the chances of getting cardiovascular disease while also making you feel bloated. So make sure to limit your salt intake and try swapping it for other spices and seasonings.
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3. Sugar- Sugar is one of the worst things that you can put into your body. But still it is one of those things that we cannot cut from our diet completely, but can certainly restrict the amount that we consume. The sugar molecules have this weird tendency to stick to the protein molecules thus creating advanced glycation end products (AGEs). These products often lead to the degenerative diseases which then speeds up the ageing process. So make sure to limit your sugar intake very limited. Try incorporating natural sugars in your diet as much as possible.
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4. Carbohydrates- Carbohydrates are very important for our body as these are the ones that provide energy to your body for the proper functioning. Carbohydrates normally break down into simple sugar. Normally those carbs which are accompanied by protein, fibre and fats (complex carbohydrates) are the ones which break down easily and does not shoot up the blood sugar level. But on the other hand the simple carbohydrates are the ones which spike up your blood sugar level to a great extent which can fasten the ageing process thus making wrinkles and fine lines more apparent on your face. So make sure to limit the intake of simple carbohydrates as much as possible.
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5. Caffeine- Caffeine is found in not just in your tea and coffee, but also in sodas and energy drinks and it can lead to dehydration. Dehydration can further lead to aging spots, wrinkles, fine lines and dullness. Along with it too much consumption of caffeine can also disrupt with your sleeping pattern. So it is better to avoid taking caffeinated drinks during the night time before going to sleep.