Foods That Are Aging You
By Shari Lefler |
You know certain foods are bad for your waistline, but did you know that noshing on certain foods can actually make you look older? Learn what to avoid and why by clicking through this collection—what's bad might surprise you!
These are the biggest artery offenders in the fats world. And clogged arteries aren’t just bad for your heart; they’re bad for your skin, leaving it stiff and inflexible. Trans fats also attack youth-promoting collagen, leaving fine lines and wrinkles in their wake. Instead, go for healthy fats like the mono and poly-unsaturated kind found in olive oil, coconut oil, nuts and fish.
All that caffeine might make you feel awake, but it’s making you look tired. Coffee dehydrates the skin, making wrinkles more prominent. It also ages your smile by staining your teeth. So if you can’t go without your morning cup of jo, make sure to hydrate throughout the day, or better yet, try replacing it with green tea, which offers a caffeine boost with anti-aging benefits.
Alcohol and aging go together like Bonnie and Clyde. Wine, beer and liquor all dehydrate the skin and deplete collagen levels, leading to wrinkles, redness and puffiness. As if that weren’t enough, alcohol can also age your smile. It breaks down enamel and causes tooth decay, turning your pearly whites to a dingy yellow.