As the saying goes, you are what you eat and, in order to age gracefully, you have to steer clear of certain foods. If you don’t notice the negative effects of some foods on your body, it doesn’t mean they don’t exist. Your healthy lifestyle depends mostly on what you put in your body.
There’s nothing wrong with turning to your favorite foods once in a while, but don’t make it a daily habit. Understanding exactly what’s in your food could help you control your unhealthy cravings.
Read on to find out which foods you should definitely avoid after your thirties!
Aging comes with decreased collagen and elastin production, that’s why fine lines start to form. Although it’s impossible to stop the aging process, it’s possible to keep your youthful complexion later into life by cutting back on sugar, a nutrient that’s been shown to accelerate aging, especially wrinkling and sagging.
Many sources of the sweet stuff are hiding in less obvious places like bread, ketchup, and flavored yogurts. For example, Dannon’s Fruit on the Bottom flavored yogurt line has about 22 grams—or an entire day’s worth—of sugar in each 6-ounce container. That is more sugar than you would find in an entire bag of Dark Chocolate Peanut M&Ms!