Avoid these to look youthful

August 01, 2013 18:13
Avoid these to look youthful

For that young looking skin and face, there are certain foods that are better avoided. Though all foods can be eaten in moderation, we forget to stop when it comes to sweets and other aging foods. Here are some of the foods that are better left for last.

  1. Sugars - Refined carbohydrates present in sweets interfere with the body's natural ability repair its elasticity. Collagen is important to maintain the skin's elasticity and therefore youthfulness, which the high glucose levels in sweets harm.

  2. Alcohol - With the sole exception of red wine, which contains a body friendly component called Resveratrol, consuming alcohol makes your skin age faster. Alcoholic beverages contain free radicals that damage cells from the inside. Alcohol even dries out the skin.

  3. Meat and Dairy - Red meat and excessive dairy products in the diet increase the amounts of Saturated fat in the body. This causes inflammation, thereby aging skin. To avoid this, meat and dairy foods should be taken in moderation.

Now that you know what's really harming your skin, make the necessary changes get back that glamor and youthfulness.

(AW: Sruthi)

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