Instead of sucking down your daily iced coffee with skim, sip on hot green tea, which may ward off wrinkles by fighting inflammation and improving the skin’s elasticity. And if you’re trying to lose weight, opt for one of these best teas for weight loss.
Whether you have children or are just starting a family, fertility changes. Before you get too depressed, remember that food is an important part of the aging process. Choosing the right nutrition can slow aging. So what foods make you age? You won’t believe what’s on the list.
1.Most Africans eat 66 pounds of sugar every year! As metabolism slows, so does the ability to process sugar. Your body deposits all those extra calories in your hips, stomach, and other fat storage areas. Excess sugar leads to insulin resistance that may contribute to infertility. Sugar accelerates wrinkles and skin sagging. Remember, sugar hides in almost every processed food. But… there are always artificial sweeteners, right? Think again!
2. Artificial Sweeteners Artificial sugars confuse the body by not providing calories and our bodies can’t regulate hunger. Artificial sweeteners are associated with cancer. Use may lead to poor insulin response and elevated glucose levels. These contribute to fat storage, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
3. Alcohol Alcohol is full of calories. Since your 30+ body can’t burn them off, those extra calories feed the beer gut. Beer also spikes insulin levels and that is very hard on you. Alcohol might knock you out, but you probably won’t stay asleep. You’ll weight gain carb and sugar cravings the next day. You may need coffee. That can’t be bad!
4. Caffeine Besides all the extra sugars and chemicals in your latte or cola, the biggest effect is from caffeine’s effect on sleep quality. Too much caffeine can be aging since you don’t get your beauty rest. And just like alcohol, too much caffeine can lead to carb cravings. Sneaky carb carvings pack on the pounds. I’ll have the clear soft drink…
5. Brominated Vegetable Oil What do the space shuttle and some clear sodas have in common? They both contain brominated vegetable oil (BVO). BVO may cause memory loss, nerve problems, and internal inflammation. If you have thyroid or fertility concerns, you may want to skip the BVO. You may want to throw together a sandwich to fuel your caffeine and alcohol deprived body. What can be wrong with that and your thirty-year-old body?
Avoiding toxins like artificial sweeteners will help the vital organ work more efficiently, and in turn, slim your middle. To jump-start the detox process, kick foods made with fake sweeteners (like sugar-free gum, candies, and snacks) to the curb and go for low sugar or things made with real/raw sugar.
Reaching 30 means that you’ve had three decades to accumulate toxins from food, which can negatively affect metabolism and hormone balance, explains Smith. Researchers have also found that men who consume the most pesticides through produce have far fewer motile sperm than guys who’ve eaten the least—not good news if you’re trying to start or expand your family. The most popular produce that has the highest amounts of pesticides and should be organic whenever possible include: apples, strawberries, grapes, celery, peaches, spinach, bell peppers, cucumbers and cherry tomatoes. To discover more things that may be slowing down your calorie burn, check out these reasons your metabolism is slowing down.
Even if you don’t feel any different than you did in your teens and twenties, the body changes in ways that make it harder to lose weight and remain in good health. To help you age gracefully into a body you’ll want to flaunt no matter how many years go by, the Eat This, Not That! research team dug into the science of aging and nutrition to uncover the foods that should never pass your lips after you’ve celebrated the big 3-0. Africanewsguru update.