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!
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
Charred meat often contains pro-inflammatory hydrocarbons, which can break down your skin’s collagen. One more reason to avoid charred meat is the fact that it can produce cancer-causing chemicals, too.
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.
Brian Kantor, D.D.S., a dentist in New York City, said:
“The acid in white wine causes your enamel to become more porous so that later, you accumulate more stains.”
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
Beth Warren, RD, said:
“Excess salt in the body draws more fluid out of the cells to help neutralize the salt and draw it out of the body … As a result, your skin gets drier because of the lack of fluid.”
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.
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. Anything super spicy
Spicy food aggravates rosacea-prone skin, but it can also do damage during menopause. Since spicy food dilates your blood vessels, menopausal women may find their skin looking blotchy and less youthful during this time.
Dunkin’ Donuts Will Soon Drop ‘Donuts’ From Its Name
We’ll just have to call it Dunkin’ instead!
While it may sound like a terrible idea for an April Fools prank, the truth of the matter is, yes, this is really happening. Dunkin’ Donuts has indeed announced that they are planning to get rid of ‘Donuts’ from their name – and they’re seriously going for it pretty soon.
Established in 1950 by William Rosenberg and now with over 12,000 stores in 36 countries, Dunkin’ Donuts has surely established its brand as one of the icons in the restaurant industry. Starting January 2019, however, the company will officially launch a name change that will affect its advertising, packaging, and social media pages.
Woman Does Dare To Eat World’s Stinkiest Fish – And It Didn’t Go Very Well!
Ever heard of the Surströmming challenge? It’s not for the faint of heart!
Ever heard of the Surströmming challenge? In case you’re not familiar, this unusual challenge requires its participants to eat Scandinavian ‘delicacy’ Surströmming – which is considered by many as the world’s stinkiest fish.
It’s a challenge that’s actually been around for several years but lately, one viral video shows us a woman trying to do it, giving us an idea of how gross the food really is. As you will see on the footage below, the attempt quickly turned into disaster.
It’s not called the smelliest dish without a reason!
6 Common Foods And Their Supposedly Magical Properties
Want to have a baby boy? Try #6!
Our ancestors certainly regarded food as more than just sustenance. Food played an important role in religion, rituals, and daily life during ancient times. Not surprisingly, even the most ordinary foods were believed to have magical properties.
Sometimes it had something to do with the size and shape of the vegetable. For instance, ancient Roman ladies would tie cucumbers around their waist in hopes of becoming pregnant. However, cucumbers were also used to cure bad eyesight and scorpion stings. In addition to that, it somehow did a good job of scaring away rats.
If that sounds strange, check out these six other common foods with supposedly magical properties....