Foods that can make you age faster
You are what you eat, and that can be true whether you’re talking about your heart, your waistline, or your skin. That’s why nutritionists stress the importance of getting your recommended nutrients, vitamins, and minerals for better overall health and extended longevity.
So exactly what foods should you avoid? Which ones can trigger inflammation and lead you to age faster? Our nutritionists reveal the top culprits and explain how they can induce ageing.
Though every person is different, dietitian, Amy Shapiro, explains some people might age quicker when they eat dairy. Since dairy is one of the most common sensitivities for adults, it’s important to take note of adverse reactions and make a change if necessary. “Dairy foods can cause some individuals to get skin reactions, such as eczema or psoriasis, itchy red, scaly patches on the skin that are red and inflamed,” Shapiro says. “They can exacerbate these skin issues and, oftentimes, when we eliminate dairy, the skin improves.”
Bacon and sausage may be classic breakfast foods, but they are super high in saturated fats and have trace amounts of trans fats, explains dietitian Paul Salter. Here’s what that means for your body: when you eat these foods, your cholesterol and blood lipids are negatively impacted, contributing to weight gain and inflammation. This is very taxing on your body – and your skin. “High-fat proteins require significant time, energy and resources to digest and absorb, which ultimately takes resources away from the rest of your body,” he says.