Avoid these 5 foods from your diet to slow down Aging

Hi, I am Mani Kukreja here. I am an Integrative Nutrition, wellness and anti-aging expert. My practice is primarily focused to help women transform their health, lose weight, regain energy, delay aging by implementing lifestyle and dietary choices that stop and reverse inflammation at the cellular level.  

I have the pleasure of calling Roni my friend, and we embrace common grounds, believes and empowering approach to wellness that goes beyond basic nutrition. Which is why I jumped at the opportunity to share my ant aging advice with you. 

Nothing ages you faster than dry, dehydrated and blotchy skin. There is a strong connection between nutrition and beauty. The food that you eat, play a very important role in the health and vitality of your skin cells. 

I want to mention 5 most culprit food that are aging your skin so fast, and then 5 most potent lifestyle practices (Hydration, Exercise, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory food, and intermittent fasting) that slows down aging in general. 

5 Foods to avoid: 

Dairy

Dairy contains hormones that can cause inflammation. They also contain sugar called Lactose.  As you age, it is harder for your body to digest lactose and that results in more inflammation. You will be surprised to know mow much younger you look, when you eliminate it from your diet. There are several other good sources of calcium like salmon, sardines, broccoli, kale, almonds, and chia seeds.

Sugar

Sugar reacts with amino acids to form compounds called advanced glycation end products, or AGEs. These are inflammatory and prematurely age your skin, leading to age spots, and wrinkles. 

Try to focus on natural sugar from whole unprocessed food without going overboard. Look for labels and avoid  “ol” sugars (erythritol, ethyl maltol, mannitol, and sorbitol & “ose” sugars (dextrose, D-mannose, fructose, galactose)

Grains

In your body, grains turn directly into sugar, aging your skin the same way table sugar does. Grains are big culprits when it comes to acne, psoriasis, and eczema. You can get all of the nutrients found in grains from other sources, so cut down on them as much as you can.

Salt

Eating too much salt draws water out of your skin cells, “deflating” them and making your skin drier. This is the reason why you get bags under your eyes due to dehydration. Pink Himalayan is recommend and preferred over table salt since Himalayan salt contain essential minerals to help draw water back into your cells. 

Alcohol

Alcohol is a diuretic, and it dehydrates your skin. Alcohol can create stress on the liver, hence impairing detoxification role (cytochrome p450 enzyme pathway) of liver. Simply limit your alcohol intake and mix your drinks with plenty of sparkling water to restore the fluid you’ve lost. And here’s another tip: Add a slice of lemon or a little shot of lemon juice to your drinks. Lemons are loaded with vitamin C, and help to build wrinkle-fighting collagen.

Finally Swap these food that wreak havoc on skin out with lean protein, whole natural food like organically grown veggies, skin-beautifying collagen, and healthy fats like nuts, and avocado.