Each day, we get a little older. But that doesn’t mean we can’t slow the process by slowing down the direction of time itself: by simply throwing out some big aging culprits, you could end up looking– and feeling– years younger than whatever your Driver’s License tells people.
Check out a couple dietary decisions you can make to accomplish this below:
#1. Eat Fresh
Stay away from processed crud whenever you can. Many of them have an ingredient called phosphates, which fuel aging by disrupting vitamin D activation while simultaneously weakening your bones. But that’s not all: they’re even found in connection with an early death!
There are 45 kinds of phosphates in processed foods, frequently found under ingredient wording such as “sodium phosphate,” “calcium phosphate” and “phosphoric acid.” In fact, many don’t even need to show up on the label.
In order to start eating fresher food, check out some of these powerhouse produce items that can get you feeling young again real quick. What’s more, because genetically engineered food has been linked to quickened aging, you should go with organic grub whenever possible. Many nonorganic foods such as cottonseed oil, canola oil, soy, and corn are typically genetically engineered.
#2. Get rid of added sugars
Did you know that a lifetime of too much sugar may appear as early wrinkles on your face? The reason for this is because of a natural process known as glycation, which involves sugar in your bloodstream sticking to proteins to create dangerous molecules known as advanced glycation end products– or AGEs, ironically enough. Eating extra sugar, including those secret sugars hiding in many salad dressing and sodas, creates more AGEs to defeat adjacent proteins.
“Most vulnerable to damage are the protein fibers collagen and elastin, which keep skin firm and elastic,” writes Anne Alexander, author of The Sugar Smart Diet. “Once they’re damaged, these fibers go from springy and resilient to dry and brittle, leading to wrinkles and sagging. Changes to your skin start popping up at 35, and continue at a quick pace if you don’t take preventative measures to keep your skin looking fresh.
Always remember to consult your physician or chiropractor before taking any health advice.
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