What Causes Premature Aging?
While aging is something we’re all familiar with, biological age is a little harder to determine. It’s the amount your body has aged due to lifestyle choices like smoking, sun exposure, diet, and environmental hazards. People can spend a lot of money on their skin to get rid of wrinkles, but unfortunately, that can be useless if their food destroys their skin. Research shows that certain foods speed up your skin’s aging process. Causing:
- Puffiness: High sodium foods may cause puffiness in our face and limbs, eliminating youthful-looking skin.
- Chronic Inflammation: Chronic inflammation in the body can lead to a faster breakdown of collagen and elastin (aging skin, hair & and joints). It can directly affect the appearance of the skin. Acne and premature aging, including wrinkles and psoriasis, may all be related to inflammation in the body.
- Dehydration: The foods and drinks we consume can dehydrate the skin, increase wrinkles, and make the skin sag.
- Increased Oxidative Stress: Aspects of our environment, diets, and our body’s chemical reactions must be neutralized with antioxidants. Otherwise, they can wreak havoc on our cells. This includes our skin and tissue cells. These results in the body can age us from the inside out.
So, what ARE the 13 foods and drinks that can slow down the aging process? Click “Next” to find out!