Ever noticed how two people of the exact same age can look a decade apart? Good complexion is one of the first things we notice when we meet someone. And an anti-inflammatory diet with lots of whole foods is one of the major factors contributing to the health and appearance of our skin.
Top 12 Foods to Avoid if You Want Younger Looking Skin
At the same time, there are some foods to avoid if you want younger looking skin and avoid health problems. In today’s video, we’re going to explore 12 of the worst inflammatory foods for your skin.
Read Article: 49 Anti-Aging Foods
By learning about these foods, you’ll be able to eliminate or minimize them in your diet, delay aging and achieve a naturally healthy and youthful complexion – without cosmetic surgery.
Make sure you watch all the way to Number 1, because you’ll be surprised by some of the “healthy” foods on this “avoid” list!
As always, this video is educational and does not construe medical advice, we are not doctors.
Number 12. Wheat-Based Foods.
Did you know that eating wheat, even whole wheat, can speed up the aging process in your body? The wheat we eat nowadays is a scientifically engineered food product that is super high in starch and gluten.
Most people don’t know this, but wheat contains an unusual carbohydrate called Amylopectin-A, which has been found in studies to spike blood sugar and insulin many times more than table sugar. There is no difference between whole wheat and white flour.
If your blood sugar is consistently high, your body will produce higher amounts of age-accelerating substances called Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs) during a natural process called glycation.
The elevated amounts of AGEs makes your body store more belly fat, trigger inflammation and give you a fatty liver, leading to a cascade of health problems starting with obesity and diabetes. Not to mention it damages the collagen in your skin, making you look older.
Celiac disease is just one of the health issues caused by eating gluten. Gluten damages your gut lining, causing bacteria and toxins to leak through your gut barrier and trigger immune-system reactions. This causes inflammation in your body, which shows up through a swollen face, pigmentation, pimples, and skin redness.
To top it all, wheat is addictive and makes you eat more! By simply removing pasta, breads, bagels, pretzels, cereals, muffins, and other baked goods from your diet, you can be healthier and look up to 10 years younger!
Consider replacing wheat with gluten-free amaranth, buckwheat, millet, brown rice, and quinoa.