Those 30 candles on your cake mean big changes are coming your way. Do you remember what food those 30 candles represent, food-wise?
Your body’s metabolism rate slows once you hit your 30s. Easy-to-lose pounds make it clear they want to stay. You may think of osteoporosis as a disease of older people, but it starts in your 30s.
Whether you have children or are just starting a family, fertility changes.
Before you get too depressed, keep in mind that food is an essential part of the aging process. Choosing the right nutrition can slow aging. So what foods make you age? You won’t believe what’s on the list.
Americans run on sugars. Most Americans eat 66 pounds of sugar a year! As the metabolic rate slows down, so does the ability to process sugar.
Your body deposits all those extra calories in your hips, stomach, and other fat storage areas.
Too much sugar causes insulin resistance that could lead to infertility. Sugar accelerates wrinkles as well as sagging skin.
Remember, sugar lurks in almost all processed foods. But… there will always be artificial sweeteners, right? You better think again!
14. Artificial sweeteners
Artificial sugars confuse the human body by not providing calories and our body cannot regulate hunger.
Artificial sweeteners are linked to cancer. Use can cause a poor insulin response and then elevated glucose levels.
These contribute to body fat storage, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.
Artificial or novel sweeteners and sugar alcohols are created in a laboratory, although some are based on natural substances.
After all that, you might need a drink. Choose your poison and keep reading.
13. Energy drinks
Energy drinks are very well known and notoriously bad for you, mainly because they are full of sugar.
Your endothelial function is acutely worse after drinking the beverage, according to a study.
Heart blood vessels become slow and also do not open. Make a healthy one yourself.
Besides all the extra chemicals and sugars in your cola or latte, the biggest effect is the effect of caffeine on sleep quality.
Too much caffeine may be getting old as you don’t get your beauty break. And just like energy drinks, too much caffeine can result in carb sizes. Sneaky carb sizes add up to weight. I’ll have a clear soda.
Butter alternatives like margarine are typically made with partially hydrogenated oils, among the most common trans fats.
You may have heard that this type of fat is associated with cardiovascular disease, but what most people don’t know is that it can also speed up the aging process of the skin by making the skin much more vulnerable to radiation. ultraviolet.
Whenever the skin is damaged by the sun’s rays, it breaks down the collagen and elastin in the skin.
But that’s not all, scientific studies have also found that eating margarine can lead to chronic inflammation, which can also speed up wrinkle formation.
10. White flour
Remember when wonderful bread made the best sandwich? Your thirty-something body deserves better. White flour is on the no-no list.
Your body converts white flour into glucose.
Glucose is very conveniently stored as fat.
White flour is refined from all the good stuff like fiber. Whole grains generally digest more slowly and can help keep you full longer.
Whole wheat, like whole wheat bread, might be an acquired taste, but it’s important.
9. Partially hydrogenated oils and trans fats
Spreading margarine on that whole wheat sandwich is hard on your thirty-something frame. Partially hydrogenated and also hydrogenated vegetable oils are very hard on the heart. They contribute to chronic inflammation.
For men, trans fats can cause decreased fertility.
In addition, they disrupt hormones and can decrease memory and brain function. Switch to a little butter. Your joints and your brain will thank you!
Now, to complete your whole wheat sandwich without margarine…
8. Processed meats
You can forget about processed meats or even bacon! Nitrates help make processed meat look much more appetizing.
However, nitrates turn into cancer-causing chemicals in your body. Stay away from processed meat with nitrates, even organic nitrates.
Processed meat is incredibly high in sodium (more on salt next!) and saturated fat, too. Since we’ve already talked about fats, you should know that saturated fats are very hard on your heart and waistline.
Support that 30-something heart and cut out processed meat.
Everyone needs salt, but not in excess. Think about the effects on your thirty-something body.
Have you ever noticed that fast food can make your rings tight? Your body is diluting the salt, causing you to bloat. Sodium increases blood pressure and also the risk of stroke.
Since salt enhances flavor, almost all canned or processed foods contain a lot of salt. Read labels and be surprised at how much salt is in everything!
Here are some specific foods to avoid!
6. Coffee cream
It is fast and easy. But coffee creamer is terrible for you.
Coffee creamer can get that nice white color from titanium dioxide. You’ll find it in sunscreens and it causes liver and tissue damage in mice.
Creams are made from trans fats. Trans fats are really hard on your heart, brain function, joints, and hormones.
Your 30-year-old self should have all the support it can get, so put down the coffee creamers.
5. Canned and Microwavable Foods
For a busy 30-something, a prepared meal is bliss. However, a single serving usually contains nightmarish levels of fat, sugar, and salt.
You know about sugar and salt. Add chemical additives and you have an extremely unhealthy meal.
Convenience foods are often lower in fiber, so their effect wears off quickly. They may contain MSG to make food taste good! In addition, it increases the appetite.
Canned foods can be packed with BPA. BPA causes hormonal imbalances, weight gain, infertility, and cancer.
Mayonnaise, soy sauce, ketchup, and any other similar condiment contain a wide variety of added ingredients that make our top 15 foods avoided in over 30. Salt is definitely the biggest culprit.
Soy sauce is made from fermented soybeans.
Soy has been associated with chronic inflammation and also with the thyroid. Also, it contains a lot of MSG.
Whole, cooked, organic soybeans appear to be healthy. The problem is soybean oils and fillers found in almost everything. For a while, soybeans seemed like a magic food, but further research has cast doubt on it.
Soy could stimulate breast cancer cells, as well as memory problems. Soy can trigger headaches in some people.
While science doesn’t yet know the safety of soy, it would be smart to restrict your intake of soy additives.
2. Non-organic products
This is controversial, but think about the hypothesis.
As a plant generally grows, it uses nutrients to grow. The plant does not care where the nutrients come from. Products may be high in pesticides or perhaps pesticide residues.
The concern is that pesticides will be deposited in your body and be toxic. Non-organic foods are also sprayed with wax and other preservatives.
You probably don’t need to eat them along with your daily apple.
1. Farmed fish
To be healthy, fish essentially have to be flown in overnight from the ocean, says Angela Martindale, a celebrity nutritionist.
“If you are looking for how to make fish at home, be sure to always ask the seller where the fish came from and also try to buy it at any fresh fish market; you never need farmed fish,” he adds.
In a farm setting, fish are often very compact and eat each other’s feces and those bacteria become a toxic part of their dinner.
Food is fuel, and your thirty-something body needs very good fuel. Make a conscious decision about what you’re feeding your body, and you’ll have a much better heart, waist, joints, and wrinkle factor in the future.
Avoid excess salt, sugar, white flour, and partially hydrogenated vegetable oils to keep your body strong.
Remember that convenience is not everything, especially when you are in danger of putting “everything” on your body.
The more you know, the better choices you’ll make for yourself and your family as you experience the next decade.