The old adage, “You are what you eat,” absolutely holds up. The foods we choose to put into our body play a major role in how we look, feel, and even age. Let’s count down five skin aging offenders to avoid in order to look your youthful best.
You’ve probably already got a million reasons to quit sugar, but here’s one more to add to the list: it accelerates the aging process. Excess sugar causes the production of damaging AGEs as well as excess inflammation. The result? A loss in elasticity leading to the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dull, dry skin.
We already know that trans fats clog arteries, which has a serious consequence on heart health. But did you know that clogged arteries and narrowed blood vessels can also age skin by promoting inflammation? Research further links these unhealthy fats with increased vulnerability to UV damage -- the leading cause of aging. So step away from the processed foods to enjoy mo..... read the full article
October 24, 2016 by Kristin Adams | 0 Reply