10 Delicious Food That Can Actually Make You Look Older

No, not #9!

One of the most embarrassing moments is when people think that you’re much older than you are. You will then get that confused stare from them once you finally reveal your real age, which makes the scenario even more awkward.

We all know that what you eat plays a huge role in how you look as you get older. However, only a few of us are aware that these ten delicious food are some of the premature aging culprits!

1. Candy

Collagen and elastin help keep your skin looking fresh and youthful. Sugar, which candies are mostly made of, is one of the biggest enemies that interferes with these proteins.

2. Charred meat

3. Alcohol

No surprise here! It’s no secret that drinking too much alcohol can have a harmful effect on your liver and will make you look old in no time.

Ariel Ostad, MD, said:

“When your liver is functioning well, toxins that could potentially affect the skin are expelled naturally through your body … But if toxins build up in your liver, and aren’t broken down properly, your skin can develop a variety of issues, like acne, sallowness, and wrinkles.”

4. Processed carbs

Not all carbs are bad for us since we need it to function in our daily routine. However, not all carbs are good for us as well. Avoid bad carbs like white bread, pastries, and breakfast cereals as they are digested into pure sugar.

5. White wine

Stained and damaged teeth can age you, and that’s what white wine does to your pearly whites.

6. Margarine

Weight loss expert and author of “What Doctors Eat and The 21-Day Belly Fix,” Dr. Tasneem Bhatia, MD, said:

“The culprit in margarine is trans fat, which destroys hydration. The less your skin is hydrated, the faster the wrinkles appear.”

7. Salty food


Excess salt can lead to drier skin.

8. Lemonade

Lemon is very sour so a lot of sugar is added to this popular beverage to make it bearable to drink. As if that’s not enough, the high acidity of lemon can ruin your teeth’s enamel at the same time.

9. Coffee

Ranella Hirsch, MD, former president of the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology & Aesthetic Surgery, and dermatologist practicing in Massachusetts said:

“Caffeine is like any other diuretic; it can make you excrete fluid, and deplete your body of moisture … Anything dehydrating can dehydrate your skin, making it look dull and aged.”

10. Really spicy food

Spicy food worsens rosacea-prone skin.

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