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8 foods that age your skin faster

Take a look at what foods (and drinks) may be prematurely aging your skin, according to Yahoo! Beauty and nutritional therapist Petronella Ravenshear.
Take a look at what foods (and drinks) may be prematurely aging your skin, according to Yahoo! Beauty and nutritional therapist Petronella Ravenshear.
Sugar
Sugar
Sugar takes the cake as the worst food if you're looking to slow down the aging process
Sugar takes the cake as the worst food if you're looking to slow down the aging process. It packs on pounds at the waistline, but it also interacts with collagen to dehydrate and make our skin less flexible.
Potatoes and grains
Potatoes and grains
Both potatoes and grains turn into sugar once processed by our bodies. They're also zinc eaters, which is a critical mineral to maintain skin health.
Alcohol
Alcohol
Alcohol .
Alcohol is a diuretic, meaning it dehydrates us rapidly, stealing away essential B, A and C vitamins -- all of which help skin look healthy. Drinking too much depletes magnesium and zinc levels, as well as fatty acids.
Fried foods
Fried foods
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These contribute to collagen breakdown in the skin, making it wrinkled and worn out. They also reduce the fluidity of cells, burden the liver and add to inflammation of the skin.
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Processed meats
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These foods are often high in sodium, which causes puffiness, and are often high in sodium. They also suck up valuable vitamin C.
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Artificial sweetners
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Ravenshear says artificial sweeteners are toxic to our livers, and we need our livers to flush out toxins over the long-term.
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Caffeine
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Ravenshear recommends that coffee drinkers drink an extra glass of water for each cup of coffee in order to balance out caffeine's dehydrating effects on the body.
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Milk and cheese
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The milk protein casein can trigger skin inflammation.
Take a look at what foods (and drinks) may be prematurely aging your skin, according to Yahoo! Beauty and nutritional therapist Petronella Ravenshear.
Take a look at what foods (and drinks) may be prematurely aging your skin, according to Yahoo! Beauty and nutritional therapist Petronella Ravenshear.
Sugar
Sugar
Sugar takes the cake as the worst food if you're looking to slow down the aging process
Sugar takes the cake as the worst food if you're looking to slow down the aging process. It packs on pounds at the waistline, but it also interacts with collagen to dehydrate and make our skin less flexible.
Potatoes and grains
Potatoes and grains
Both potatoes and grains turn into sugar once processed by our bodies. They're also zinc eaters, which is a critical mineral to maintain skin health.
Alcohol
Alcohol
Alcohol .
Alcohol is a diuretic, meaning it dehydrates us rapidly, stealing away essential B, A and C vitamins -- all of which help skin look healthy. Drinking too much depletes magnesium and zinc levels, as well as fatty acids.
Fried foods
Fried foods
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These contribute to collagen breakdown in the skin, making it wrinkled and worn out. They also reduce the fluidity of cells, burden the liver and add to inflammation of the skin.
aging skin foods - processed meats_32052262.jpg_39789820_ver1.0_1280_720
Processed meats
frying bacon.jpg_39789822_ver1.0_1280_720
These foods are often high in sodium, which causes puffiness, and are often high in sodium. They also suck up valuable vitamin C.
equal splenda sweetener.jpg_39565586_ver1.0_1280_720
Artificial sweetners
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Ravenshear says artificial sweeteners are toxic to our livers, and we need our livers to flush out toxins over the long-term.
Black coffee _35835068.jpg_37895284_ver1.0_1280_720
Caffeine
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Ravenshear recommends that coffee drinkers drink an extra glass of water for each cup of coffee in order to balance out caffeine's dehydrating effects on the body.
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Milk and cheese
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The milk protein casein can trigger skin inflammation.

Take a look at what foods (and drinks) may be prematurely aging your skin.

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