Avoid these foods that can speed up the ageing process

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Ageing is inevitable, but did you know that what you consume can help stop the clock from turning so fast? Certain nutritional hacks like eating the right anti-ageing foods and avoiding certain ones that quicken the ageing process can help slow down the process and help promote supple, youthful skin. antioxidants are a big power-player when it comes to healthy skin – so fill your diet with anti-ageing fruit like blueberries and avoid the following:

What You'll Need

  • Stick to fresh dark leafy greens and well-balanced meals.
  • Opt for lean cuts of meat like turkey breast and chicken and look into grains and pulses for added protein.
  • Swap sugary snacks for natural sweetened dried fruit and unsalted nuts.
  • Watch your alcohol intake and stick to clean spirits if you need to consume alcohol.

What You'll Do

  • Avoid Processed Foods: Foods like crisps, cookies, processed meats, junk food and fast food all contain high amounts of salt and bad fats, and are devoid of helpful vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
  • Avoid Red Meat: Read meat is an inflammatory food, so try to stick to leaner cuts of meat like turkey or chicken for your protein fix. You can have red meat on occassion, just try not to consume too much of it during the week.
  • Avoid Sugar: Cut out sugar, refined carbohydrates, trans fat-laden packaged foods like pastrie as they cause inflammation, wrinkles and poor heart health. also try to avoid drinking sugary, fizzy drinks.
  • Avoid Alcohol: Booze can slow down metabolism and cause skin issues like wrinkles so try to limit your intake and watch your choice of beverage. Some cocktails for example, are packed full of added sugars that you need need and won't help your skin.
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