Human beings live for food. To eat. To nourish themselves, and maintain a life filled with health and happiness. But, while it is necessary to eat to live, it is also of paramount importance that one realizes what one should eat and what one shouldn’t after a particular age when it would be unsuitable and probably fatal in the later stages.
After the age of 30, the body, which has reached its peak potential, slowly starts aging. At this stage, the bone density starts getting lighter and lighter, and the immune system starts decreasing leading to several problems. While that may be a slow, gradual process taking place after throughout the years as we live, it is evident that something like that would obviously be hastened by something we intake that we shouldn’t. What shouldn’t we intake post 30 then? Let’s see.
Yogurt is good for someone’s health but taken into consideration. But flavored yogurts are a no-no, especially because they are flavored, and not organic. They speed up the decaying process and leads to several problems later on, including digestive issues, and skin wrinkles.
Some brands of flavored yogurt carry 24 grams of sugar in a 6-ounce serving!
They might claim to not have any sugar in them, but they do. Lots and lots. Coke Zero or the latest amongst them in the market has a lot of calories in them that are harmful, and in no sense or meaning of the word are they dietary, or helpful.
Damn! Less movie time now, certainly? Popcorn isn’t harmful, but the way they make it, that definitely is. Also, the salt, the sugar, the caramel, and the cheese. Not exactly good for your health after a certain age, is it?
A study published in 2013 found a connection between high blood pressure and aging skin. The connection between the two is not entirely clear but could it really hurt to cut back blood pressure raising sodium? Many popular canned soup brands contain 40% of your daily sodium in just one serving! You should also avoid these soups because many of the cans are lined with BPA which has been linked to weight gain, cancer, and infertility. If soup is your go-to comfort food staple, skip the cans, chop up some veggies and make your own!
Don’t always party like it’s 1995 and you are 25. Sometimes, you gotta realize that your body might not be able to handle the amount of alcohol present that would lead to major cardiovascular problems later on, of which the least would be a blinding hangover the next day.
We have bad news for you: Oreos are full of empty calories and fat. “When we’re younger, eating healthier seemed pointless when you could just go to the gym 24/7 to lose weight,” says registered dietitian and founder of The NY Nutrition Group Lisa Moskovitz. “Unfortunately, as the body ages, exercise still has plenty of positive benefits, but weight loss is often not one of them.” Avoiding calorie-dense, hard-to-stop eating foods like Oreos is the only way. Why feed an addiction when you can beat it?
Pop-Tarts & Breakfast Pastries
That majority of sweet ‘breakfast’ foods pack a day’s worth of sugar. That is not how to get your day off to a good start! These can be especially hard to resist if you are raising wee ones and this is their breakfast of choice. While they are convenient, they are not healthy. Do yourself, and everyone in your home, a favor, and switch to a healthy, protein-packed breakfast. Consuming so much added sugar can lead to health problems that will do nothing but shorten your life.
Coffee through a straw always seems like a good idea at the time. But, over the course of an average day, we are exposed to things that damage our skin, like UV rays. While we sleep, our cells repair themselves. But, if you are drinking too much caffeine, you may not be getting the restful sleep you need to heal. AND, like that wasn’t scary enough, studies have found that repeatedly drinking through a straw can increase the fine lines and wrinkles around your mouth. Instead, try sipping on some green tea. They can help you fight wrinkles by preventing inflammation and improving the skin’s elasticity.
While you may consider it to be an essential condiment, soy sauce may be working against you. Being dehydrated ages you. To avoid looking older than you actually are, take a pass on salty foods like soy sauce — one tablespoon contains 879 milligrams of sodium! While you are skipping these added salts, make sure you are drinking lots of water.