Someone will look younger and avoid illness in old age if you choose foods like vegetables and fruits that slow aging. But you also need to know what foods can accelerate aging.
Rapid aging will occur if the person is exposed to free radicals without the protection of the natural antioxidant nutrients obtained from food. According to the book The Antioxidant Prescription written by Dr. Bryce Wylde, some foods have a bad effect for aging.
Here are 8 types of foods that can accelerate aging, as reported readerdigest, Wednesday (03/10/2012), among others:
1. Foods containing fat hydrogenated
These foods should be avoided as it can cause heart disease. hydrogenated fat has been used for many years in snacks, bread and margarine. Avoid buying foods on the list of ingredients contained trans fats or hydrogenated oils have.
2. Olestra (fat synthesis)
Olestra is usually used to make potato chips ‘non-fat’ and other snacks. Although a food labeled ‘non-fat’, but as a substitute Olestra can bind and dissolve vitamins A, E, D, and K, carotenoids and antioxidants that the body needs to prevent premature aging.
A study has also been stated that Olestra cause stomach and other digestive problems. Olestra consumption can also cause a person not interested in eating foods like fruits and vegetables are good for fighting free radicals cause premature aging.
3. Fast food
Unclear home cooking is healthier than fast food made in restaurants because you can treat yourself in a healthy way. Fast food made faster processing and without your knowledge may be cooked using the same oil over and over again.
4. Meat containing nitrate
Nitrates are found in meat that is usually used for hot dog ingredients, its function is to maintain the red color of meat and overcome harmful microbes. Use of nitrate actually harmless, but it can convert nitrate to nitrite when it is inside the body.
In turn, the formation of nitrosamines, which are powerful chemical and can cause cancer. If possible, look for organic meat or meat sold by local farmers who were not given nitrate.
If you must eat foods that contain nitrates, take an extra dose of vitamin C because it can prevent nitrir conversion to nitrosamines in the stomach.
Excessive alcohol consumption has been shown to impair liver function and immune system unable to fight off free radicals that can accelerate aging.
5. Raw oysters
Raw oysters can carry deadly bacteria that can cause severe illness or death. Be sure to cook the seafood is cooked through before consumption.
6. Saturated fat from animal products
Saturated fats are animal products such as beef, pork, and poultry skin. Full-fat dairy products such as cheese, milk, and cream also contains saturated fats that can clog arteries and cause heart disease. Besides saturated fat can not be digested properly and cause obesity.
Soda is the drink that increases the risk of developing diabetes over the long term. Soda contains high sugar or artificial sweeteners and often contain caffeine, artificial colors and flavors.
8. Salty snacks and high-fat
Snacks such as potato chips contain high levels of salt and fat is high, so that puts you at risk of disease in old age such as high blood pressure, obesity, and other chronic diseases.