Just like an active lifestyle and a healthy diet can have an anti-aging effect on you, the reverse is true for unhealthy foods and a sedentary lifestyle. A bad diet can accelerate the aging process, just like prolonged sun exposure, smoking, and chronic stress. Thankfully, you can diminish the damage by a cutting back on unhealthy foods, and switching to healthier alternatives. Here are some foods that you should consider off-limits before booking an appointment with a top nutritionist.
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Offering very little nutritional benefits, sugar, commonly white, processed sugar accelerates the aging process. When you consume a lot of sugary foods, you encourage a process called glycation. when you consume more sugar than your cell can process, the excess molecules bind with proteins and creates “advanced glycation end products” or AGES. Over time, AGES damages the collagen, which results in fine lines and wrinkles.
2-Potatoes And Simple Carbs:
Potatoes are very starchy, and simple carbs are digested quickly. Both of these are broken down into sugar and also require valuable minerals that the skin needs, such as zinc, for metabolization. Moreover, both potatoes and carbs are also high in calories. To minimize the damage, switch to sweet potatoes and complex carbs instead.
Trans fats are not good for your health and must be eliminated from your diet. However, you might unconsciously be consuming trans fats in the form of hydrogenated vegetable oil, which is almost always used in baked goods. Therefore, you should never buy anything off a grocery store before reading the ingredients label. Trans fats are typically found in foods with a long shelf life such as cookies, and also in deep fried foods. They overwork your liver, decrease the fluidity of cells, and are highly inflammatory.
Just like sugar, alcohol has no nutritional benefits and it can be detrimental to your health. Alcohol is very dehydrating and depletes body’s reserves of vitamins A, B, and C, which are necessary for maintaining your health. Moreover, excess consumption of alcohol also robs your body of minerals such as zinc ,magnesium, and essential fatty acids, all of which have anti-aging properties.
Dairy products are very nutritious, and one of the best sources of calcium and protein, but unfortunately, they don’t suit everyone. Some people may age quicker if they consume dairy products regularly. If you notice that your skin reacts aggressively to dairy, you might want to reduce its consumption to avoid skin related concerns and slow down the aging process.
Salt should always be enjoyed in moderation as it could be bad for your skin and overall health. A meal that is high in sodium may give you a puffy and swollen face the next morning as excess consumption of salt causes your body to retain water.
Consult a nutritionist to know more about the foods that should be a part of an anti-aging diet. You can find and book an appointment with a top Nutritionist in Rawalpindi, Karachi, and Islamabad through oladoc.com. You can also call our helpline at 042-3890-0939 for assistance to find the RIGHT Doctor for your health concerns.