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9 Foods You Should Avoid and How They’re Aging Your Skin


What you put inside your body is very important because it can also affect your skin. While certain foods and nutrients can give you that healthy radiance and glow, others can produce negative effects causing premature aging, breakouts, and puffiness.

Below are 9 foods you should cut out for a more beautiful and clearer complexion.

1. RED MEAT

Expert says that red meat contains high level of carnitine which can harden blood vessel walls, causing premature aging. So switch to veggie burger instead.

2. SALT

Salt especially iodized salt is not good for your skin because it causes your tissue to swell and aggravate acne. This makes you look puffy and unhealthy. So always check your salt and processed food intake.

3. SUGAR

Sugar is the most aging food that you consume and it makes your immune system weak. It also speed up the production of wrinkles and makes your skin lackluster due to the damage it caused in your body’s collagen and elastin.

Try to eat fruits instead of consuming too much sugar.

4. FRIED FOODS

Unhealthy fats from fried foods contain free radicals which can clog pores. Choose instead to include healthy fats in your diet such as avocado and olive oils.

5. FOODS WITH HIGH GLYCEMIC INDEX

When you eat foods with a high glycemic index your body experiences an increase of glucose and insulin levels. That’s why these foods are linked to acne. Always remember that a body with a low glycemic diet has 50% fewer accounts of acne.

Go for whole grain options as they are high in antioxidants and are anti-inflammatory as well.

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