9 Foods You Should Never Eat After Age 30

Forty’s the new 30, huh? Well, if you keep eating these foods, your 40 year old self will look like it’s 50. Some of these foods have been found to increase wrinkles, induce obesity, shut down organ functions, and make you sick. Take look and start cleaning out your kitchen of these foods today.

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1. Canned Soup
We know, we know — chicken soup for the soul, right? Well, not if it’s canned. A cutting-edge study published in 2013 found a connection between high blood pressure and skin aging. Compared to their older-looking counterparts, female study participants with fewer wrinkles also had lower blood pressure. U.S. guidelines call for less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium per day, but many popular cans carry 40 percent of the day’s recommended salt intake in just one serving. So what to eat instead? Hmmm, try homemade soup, there’s an idea.

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2. Diet sodas

Stop thinking that dark soda’s are worse for you. Both are pretty bad. Drinks like Mountain Dew and Fresca may look less chemical filled than cola because of their lighter hue, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Instead of caramel coloring—the chemical that makes Coke brown—Diet Mountain Dew and Fresca are colored with brominated vegetable oil, a chemical used in rocket fuel and flame retardants. It’s been shown to have negative effects on thyroid hormones and fertility, a primary health concern of people in their 30s. Added chemicals like BVO can contribute to internal inflammation, which has been linked to obesity.

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