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.
A large amount of dietary AGE exposure also comes from consuming foods like crackers, chips, and cookies. The use of ingredients like butter, oil, and/or cheese used in the food product which is then topped off with dry-heat processing is found to be a perfect recipe to yield an exceptionally high source of AGEs. A high intake of processed foods with trans fat, high sugar, cholesterol, and salt can only spell trouble. We shouldn’t be surprised to hear that facial appearance may reflect the risk of succumbing to cardiovascular disease since these munchies are major health offenders. Eating an excess of processed/packaged foods can negatively affect blood sugar, blood pressure, chronic inflammation and oxidative damage, so steer clear to do your body a major favor.