Unhealthy Food that Rapidly Ages You

Certain foods cause your body to age prematurely, so it is essential that you try to reduce their consumption or remove them from your usual diet as much as possible.


Certain foods cause your body to age prematurely, so it is essential that you try to reduce their consumption or remove them from your usual diet as much as possible.

Each food is a universe if we look at the properties and benefits it can provide your body. While some products are suitable to reduce pain and deal with inflammatory processes, other ingredients contribute to the prevention of Alzheimer’s and other degenerative diseases or other foods protect you against the onset of diseases such as cancer.

However, on the other side of the scale, there are certain foods that can increase the acceleration of the aging process, in addition to other contraindications such as multiplying the risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Below we list seven of them, which you should set aside for residual consumption versus richer and healthier alternatives.

1. Potato chips.

They are the guilty pleasure of many Sundays, students and when it comes to pecking in a terreza, but this indisputable complement of junk food contains trans fats and free radicals. Research has shown that eating fried foods at least once a week increases the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart problems.

On the other hand, chronic diseases associated with aging of the body can appear at younger ages with the intake of products such as chips. In any case, it is advisable not to reuse the oil and that the temperature is not too high.

2. Canned soups and preserves

It is much more advisable to prepare soups at home, stewed stews, as their industrial variants contain high levels of sodium that cause dehydration, which can multiply the presence of wrinkles and generate stress in the cardiovascular system, raising blood pressure.

In many canned preserves, trans fats are also abundant, which raise LDL (bad) cholesterol levels, reduce levels of HDL (good) cholesterol and increase the risk of developing heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. Read carefully the labels before buying and chooses to cook in your home vegetable soups rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

3. Sausages and processed meats

This category includes bacon, bacon, sausages and sausages such as mortadella or ham york. All meat products that have been smoked, cured and salted are considered processed meat, according to the American Institute of Cancer Research. Its regular consumption increases the risk of death by 16% and the substances it contains, such as preservatives and trans fats, are related to problems such as colorectal cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease and COPD.

Processed meats can also contribute to aging by reducing our protective DNA telomeres, the structures found at the end of our chromosomes, while the excess sodium found in processed meats can increase the aging process by causing swelling, swelling and dehydration.

4. Barbecue meals

Surely you love to celebrate a barbecue with your friends, but if you feed with this kind of food in a very usual way, the remains of charcoal adhered to the grill or the hamburger could contribute to aging, since they contribute to the decomposition of the composition of the skin, which leads to the reduction of elasticity.

Therefore, it is important to make sure to scrape the blackened parts before eating or trying healthier alternatives. Otherwise, harmful substances will lead to high levels of inflammatory markers, along with an increased risk of chronic diseases, both cardiac and digestive and intestinal.

5. Agave syrup (and other types of sugar)

Agave syrup is an example of sugar that people often consider healthy because it comes from a plant, but its excessive consumption is comparable to any sugar, associated with problems such as obesity, diabetes and multiple heart and autoimmune diseases. In particular, agave syrup or honey can increase blood sugar levels and promote inflammation. Try adding cinnamon to your coffee or berries to plain yogurt.

6. Pastries, cookies and cakes

Trans fats make cakes, cookies and sweets taste good and also make products more stable, but in return they seriously harm your heart health. Experts recommend that for breakfast, snacks or snacks you try alternative products such as oatmeal and fruit, whole wheat bread with walnut butter or smoked salmon, or eggs and avocado, which provide healthy proteins and fats.

7. Drinks with “caramel coloring”

It has been shown that the artificial 4-methylimidazole (4-MEI) used to give various beverages their brown color, causes cancer and inflammation. In California, manufacturers must label products sold in the state with a warning if they expose consumers to more than 29 micrograms of 4-MEI per day, which is equivalent to drinking a can of soda among some brands.

Not only should you think about soft drinks, but the “caramel color” is found in other beverages such as beer or whiskey, as well as in commercial foods such as chocolate or cookies. Therefore, it is important to choose beverages that are naturally transparent or that obtain their color from fruit or vegetable extracts, as well as natural polyphenols such as tea.