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Do you want to live longer and healthier? Is your skin beginning to dry, looking tired or stressed out all day?

Although, most of the aging factor is stress-related, it can also be what you eat. Aging happens when your body cells die faster but are replaced slower than they were.

This leaves you looking and feeling actually a lot older than you are.

 

Avoid these 5 Foods that Accelerate the Aging Process

 

whole wheat breadWheat

Yes, any kinds of wheat: whole, multi-grain, multi-wheat, wheat pasta, wheat bread… As long as it is a wheat product, put that down. Although companies had a been campaigning that whole wheat bread is a “healthy choice”, these had undergone so much processing that it does more harm than good. You see, the common white bread has a soaring glyceming index of 71 –and so the whole wheat bread. Although some wheat brands can be as around 50, it is still higher than certain brands of cake or hotcake mixes. Bottom line, keeping blood sugar levels within limits is a big factor in living longer and healthier.

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Corn syrup is often found almost anything processed: baked goods, canned fruits, soda, dairy products and almost every product in the market today that is sweet. Corn syrup is heavily-laden with fructose content, with accelerates oxidation in the body, making your cells grow old faster. It was first invented in the 1950’s to substitute glucose as a sweetener in a much cheaper way and it was a boom. But, little do we know that it corn syrup increases fats in the liver building up lipoproteins, as well as plaque buildup that leads to narrowing of blood vessels. It technically the same damaging effects as alcohol, less the being drunk.

 

cooking oilVegetable oil

Vegatable oils, such as corn, safflower, sunflower and canola oils have been a choice for most households as it is cheaper and easy to use. However, due to over processing –especially to the case of canola oils, where the canola seeds’ natural preservatives such as Vitamin E is forcibly stripped-off into refined oil. Thus what is left is poly unsaturated fats.

Now this omega-6 polyunsaturated oil (PUFA), is often associated with senility-related diseases such as cancer, heart attacks, arthritis, immune problems, Alzheimer’s disease, weight gain, pain and other signs of inflammation and premature aging.

Healthier alternatives include organic olive, avocado, and coconut oils for your food oil needs.

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Milk is good for babies, and there is a reason why. Pasteurization destroys most of the enzymes, good bacteria, proteins and nutrients that is naturally in raw milk. After processing, you will end up with zero calories and a lot of sugar and more carbs per serving. If you want to avoid inflammation and stop aging, limit the intake of flavored, pasteurized milk. So skip the milk shake, ice cream and milk powder drinks. Go for sterilized or fresh milk varieties.

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It is pretty plain why you should avoid sugars and its sweetened cohorts. High blood sugar actually prevents repair of collagen fibers which held skin from having its youthful suppleness. But one thing that is feared sugar can do to our body is the glycation. This happens when the sugar molecules in the blood bombard the body’s cells into fats and proteins. This causes protein fibers to become stiff and malformed. In the cases of diabetics, glycation results into other serious conditions such as cataracts, Alzheimer’s, vascular tightening, and diseases of the pancreas and liver. Sadly, when this happens, glycation is irreversible.

Aside from food, you should also make sure you get a sound 7-8 hours of sleep a day and maintain an active, balanced lifestyle. Healthier food with less stress will make you look and feel 10 years younger.

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