People think that stress is the number one cause of premature aging and graying of your hair, but that’s not the only culprit. The way you look and how well you age has a lot to do with what you put in your body. Here are five foods that we eat that is making us age as much as 20 years with every bite.
You might use it as a replacement or healthier option for sugar, but you may want to think twice after looking in the mirror. Agave is often used in baked goods, smoothies or just on top of foods, but this sweet syrup is packed with fructose. Once the liver meets fructose, it not only turns it into fat but also breaks down collagen, making fine lines more noticeable.
Not all fats are created equal, and margarine was always marketed as the “healthier” option to butter–um wrong, not always. It’s the trans fat in margarine that destroys hydration. The less your skin is hydrated, the faster the wrinkles appear.
Eat This Instead: Real butter (in moderation) or extra virgin olive oil can help.
3. Potato Chips
Say it ain’t so! The ingredients in potato chips will dry up your internal fountain of youth super fast. Consuming trans fatty acids stimulate interleukin 6 within the body. Interleukin 6 is a marker of inflammation, which is associated with aging. In addition, fried and deep fried oils, even those made with made with vegetable oils, can impair cell respiration and reduce immune functions within the body.
Eat This Instead: try whole grain crackers or chopped veggies like zucchini sticks or celery
4. Pepperoni Pizza
By far, this is one of the most requested and eaten pizzas in the U.S. But, while this little slice might be your…