It is important that we know the foods we should eat and the ones we shouldn’t as we get to age 30 because continuous eating of the wrong food might lead to messy side effects like early aging, sagging skin, obesity and serious diseases like cancer, heart disease even stroke. Some of the foods we shouldn’t eat and the reasons are stated below;
Coffee creamer contain titanium dioxide, an ultraviolet radiation blocker that doubles as a whitening agent. Besides lurking in many conventional creamers, it’s also found in seemingly ‘healthy’ bottles like So Delicious’ coconut milk-based varieties. The additive has been proven to cause liver and tissue damage in mice, and may also have health implications in humans.
Coffee creamer is also typically packed with trans fats, often hiding under its lesser-known name: hydrogenated oil.
Canned soup are laced with BPA, a chemical that’s been linked to cancer, infertility, and weight gain. A study published in 2013 found a connection between high blood pressure and skin aging. Compared to their older-looking counterparts, female study participants with fewer wrinkles also had lower blood pressure. Although the connection between the two issues remains unclear, there’s no harm in cutting back on sodium, a mineral that’s known to raise blood pressure. Not sure how to start scaling back? Head to your pantry and take a hard look at your shelf-stable soups. U.S. guidelines call for less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium per day, but many popular cans carry 40 percent of the day’s recommended salt intake in just one serving.
Margarine are often made with partially-hydrogenated oils, one of the most common trans-fats. This type of fat is linked to heart disease as well as quick aging of the skin which makes the skin more vulnerable to ultraviolet radiation.
When the skin gets damaged by the sun, it breaks down the skin’s elastin and collagen. When you’re over 30, eating margarine can cause chronic inflammation, which may also accelerate wrinkle formation.
When you’re over 30, soft drinks that contain cola including top brands in the business are not good for you. These drinks are laced with potentially cancer-causing dyes and are the primary source of added sugar in the American diet. And not only does sugar negatively impact ovulation, but it’s also been linked to poorer sperm motility which makes more difficult for you tohave a baby.
Oreos are filled with empty calories and waist-expanding 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.”
When it comes to burning fats, staying away from snacks like Oreos is very important especially when you’re over 30,
Drinking a caffeinated beverage out of a straw which is how most of us drink our daily iced coffee speeds up skin-aging.
During the day, we’re exposed to skin-stressors like UV rays, but while we sleep our cells repair themselves. However, downing too much caffeine can interfere with sleep quality, cutting into this rejuvenation time and prematurely aging the skin. Also, researchers have found that repetitive facial movements, like sipping through a straw, can cause fine lines and wrinkles.
Coffee Ice Cream
Coffee ice cream has the caffeine equivalent to a half-shot of espresso is not healthy for someone above 30 years. It can take more of a toll on the body.
“As we age, our circadian rhythms change, as do our hormones, which can make us more sensitive to caffeine and affect our ability to sleep soundly,” says Smith.
Wondering why you need more sleep? A recent study of more than 500 participants, researchers found that losing a mere 30 minutes of shut-eye increased their risk of obesity by 17 percent. Also, metabolism slows down as we age, so slacking on shut-eye will only add fuel to the waist-expanding fire
Bacon is a meat product prepared from pork and usually cured. It is first cured using large quantities of salt, either in a brine or in a dry packing; the result is fresh bacon.
Bacon may make your skin start to sag well before your AARP card arrives. Wondering why? Sixty-eight percent of bacon’s calories come from fat, with almost half of that being the saturated variety. Besides contributing to weight gain and increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke, saturated fats can cause inflammation that accelerates skin aging.
Bacon and other processed meats also contain sodium nitrate which, according to a 2013 study published in the journal European Cytokine Network, enhances oxidative stress. Oxidative stress can cause structural changes in collagen and elastin (the proteins that keep skin looking young), resulting in premature wrinkles.
Alcohol sucks the moisture out of your skin, which temporarily makes fine lines more noticeable and, over time if you continue to booze, causes the skin to lose elasticity and form wrinkles.
As we age, the body doesn’t metabolize alcohol as efficiently, and drunk junk food cravings become harder to ignore, warns registered dietitian Martha McKittrick.
“It’s also increasingly difficult to get a good night’s rest with alcohol in your system. While you may have been able to get away with minimal sleep in your 20’s, that’s not the case in your 30’s and beyond. Sleepless nights lead to carb and sugar cravings the next day, which can contribute to further weight gain,” McKittrick explains.
It is true that Sports Ddrink provides critical post-workout electrolytes, like sodium and potassium, but it also serves up a hearty helping of calories and sugar. And the fact is, you likely don’t need the extra calories and sugar found in the sports drinks when you’re more than 30 year old.
As we age, our metabolism slows, we’re also less active and more stressed which can change the way that the body metabolizes calories and sugar.