Find out which foods can hold you back from looking and feeling your best.
While staying on top of your skincare regimen is always a good idea, if you want to look and feel your best, it has to start from within. By drinking plenty of water, eating lots of fresh produce, getting enough sleep, and exercising on a regular basis, you can stay healthy and gain a glowing complexion at the same time. Wondering which foods are worth avoiding on your quest to younger-looking skin? We spoke to Rachel Swanson, MS, RD, LDN, who uncovered seven major offenders.
Butter and Margarine
Even though societal trends like putting butter in coffee may seem like a great idea, let’s look at some evidence. Before spreading butter or margarine in and around nearly everything, know that a higher intake of saturated fat has been associated with increased wrinkling. In fact, measured by weight, fats like margarine contain the most dietary AGEs per gram when compared across multiple food groups. If preventing premature aging is your main prerogative, avoid jumping on the butter bandwagon, and keep the usage to a minimum.