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The Huffington Post put together a list of 11 food that will age you if consumed frequently. With September marking Healthy Aging Month, find out if you're making yourself look older by what you eat.
Too much sugar in the body attaches itself to collagen, which makes the skin look stiff and inflexible.
Excess trans fats produce a similar reaction in the body as sugar by clogging and stiffening arteries and smaller blood vessels, making the skin look stiff and inflexible.
Salt dehydrates the body, leaving you looking tired and worn out.
The sugar in candy causes the body to become inflamed, which can make the skin look old and wrinkled.
According to WebMD, eating too many carbs can damage the collagen and fibers in your skin.
A drink a day isn't bad, but consuming too much alcohol dehydrates your body and results in redness, puffiness, loss of collagen and wrinkles.
Coffee and other caffeinated products and beverages also dehydrate the body, leaving you fatigued-looking.
Soda also tends to dehydrate the body, leaving you looking tired.
Energy drinks cause eight times as much damage to your teeth enamel than soda does, leaving them looking yellow and generally unhealthy.
Fried foods also contribute to collagen breakdown in the skin, making it wrinkled and worn out.
Artificial sweeteners such as aspartame have been associated with headaches and joint pain. They also can make you crave sweets.
Click here to read more about The Huffington Post's list of the 11 foods that age you.
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