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9 Foods that you Should Avoid and Here is How they Age Your Skin

What you put in your body is very important because it can affect your skin as well. While some foods and nutrients can give you a healthy glow and glow, others can produce negative effects leading to premature aging, rashes, and puffiness.

Here are 9 foods you should avoid for a more beautiful, clearer complexion.

1. Red meat

The expert says that red meat contains a high level of carnitine which can harden the walls of blood vessels, causing premature aging.

2. Salt

Salt, especially iodized salt, is not good for the skin because it causes tissue swelling and makes acne worse. It makes you look puffy and unhealthy. So always check your intake of salt and processed food.

3.sugar

Sugar is the most aging food you eat and it weakens your immune system. It also speeds up the production of wrinkles and makes the skin dull due to the damage to collagen and elastin.

Try to eat fruit instead of consuming too much sugar.

4. fried foods

Unhealthy fats from fried foods contain free radicals that can clog pores. Instead, choose to include healthy fats in your diet such as avocado and olive oils.

5.foods with a high glycemic index

When you eat foods with a high glycemic index, your body experiences increased levels of glucose and insulin. This is why these foods are linked to acne. Always remember that a body on a low glycemic index diet has 50% less acne counts. Go for whole grain options as they are high in antioxidants and are anti-inflammatory as well.

6.alcohol

Alcohol severely dehydrates you. It affects your skin because your body metabolizes the little water it receives before it has a chance to reach your skin. Alcohol can also cause vasodilation which causes rosacea and make your skin dull. This not only damages your mental defenses but also your skin.

7.caffeine

Caffeine also severely dehydrates you as it is a diuretic. This means that it can dry out the skin and increase the production of cortisol. More cortisol means a faster aging process which in turn makes the skin thinner.

8.processed snack foods

We all know that processed foods are bad for your health as well as your skin. The other grains are processed and lose their original state, the less they retain their natural nutrients and quality. Processed foods are often loaded with sugar and sodium. What we know we don't need more of! Go for healthier snacks like fruits and nuts.

9.Artificial sweeteners and colors

Artificial colors and sweeteners have no nutritional value. They also cause irritation in the body, especially if you are prone to allergies. These are basically science experiments that you put into your body. These man-made products often cause inflammation and histamine reactions, and worse, your body stores these chemicals in your tissues.

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