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Is Your Food Aging You Prematurely? Anti-Aging Diet

January 18, 2017
Anti aging foods

Anti aging foods

We are all looking for the elixir to keep looking youthful but really we have it already.  A good balanced diet does wonders for our skin and can slow down the aging process.  Personally, I don’t mind my wrinkles and laughter lines because it shows the story of my life.  However, I do like to be HEALTHY and I truly believe a healthy diet will make you look younger and more vibrant.

My guest writer this week is Annie Lizstan.  Annie has previously written for Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond about Magnesium Oil with Aloe Vera: 7 Benefits for Joint Pain Relief.

In this article today, Annie explains what foods we should include in our diet and what foods we should be cutting back on or avoiding to make us look and feel better inside and out.

Annie writes….


We try so hard to hide any sign of aging as we go through this unavoidable period of our lives. In the whole process of buying expensive skin products, skin treatments and what not, we forget about one crucial thing – our diet.

Think about what you are eating on a daily basis. How many of the things that you prefer to eat are considered as healthy and recommended items for anyone’s shopping list?

The fact is that no matter how hard you try to stop the aging process you cannot, but you can sure slow it down. And as you are probably guessing, you can forget all about boring wrinkles, dark spots, and oily skin by improving your diet.

Find out which food products you have to forget about for a healthy looking, glowing skin in return! This is the anti-aging diet that we prepared for you!

What does your skin require?

Before we proceed with telling you all the food products that you need to leave out from your shopping list next time if you are interested in slowing down your skin’s aging process, let’s focus for a minute on what food products are good for your skin.

• Any fruit and vegetable that is high in Vitamin C

• Olive oil

• Green tea

• Pumpkin

• Pomegranate

• Tomatoes

• Oatmeal

• Salmon

What foods must you avoid to fight the aging process?

We mentioned just a few of the foods that are good for your skin regarding the aging process. But, now it is the time to tell you which foods you need to thank for giving you wrinkles, dull complexion, dryness to the skin, etc.

Try to avoid as much as you can the following foods, and you will see what much difference it makes when you are avoiding these food products!

Not only will you see the forming of wrinkles as it decreases, but if you improve your diet you will also see how your skin condition improves all together!

A study investigating different food products and their abilities to cause visible wrinkles showed that foods like vegetables, olive oil and fish are associated with decreased number of wrinkles. Butter, margarine, sugar products and milk products, on the other hand, are related to a higher number of visible wrinkles.

Rice cakes – You may think that rice cakes are the healthy alternative for chips or any snacks at all, but what the rice cakes do is spike your blood sugar high! This is because they are filled with simple carbohydrates. To get the needed energy to go through your day, your body metabolizes these simple carbs first. But, in the process, they are converted into glucose which sticks to the collagen and damages it. These damages result in an increased number of wrinkles.

Cereals with added sugars – You might think that you are eating a healthy breakfast as you feel your bowl with what it seems to be perfectly good and healthy cereals. But this is unlikely to be true. What you need to do is check the label if there are any added sugars to your cereals. These cereals, as well as the rice cakes, cause high blood sugar and through the same process increase the number of visible wrinkles!

Milk – Milk is healthy. However, there could be growth factors and biologically active factors that are still present in the milk, even after the process of pasteurization. These factors travel through your bloodstream where they can cause inflammation, affect the levels of insulin and even increase the production of your oil glands. Try to use organic milk as much as possible, and even try an alternative using coconut milk and soya milk.

Potato chips – It is always fun to relax watching TV while snacking on a bag of chips. But, chips cause oxidative stress that causes damage to the collagen in the skin. The increased number of wrinkles, acne, and dry skin is what comes as a result of this satisfaction.

Store-bought smoothies – Smoothies are promoted as a healthy way to satisfy our requirements for vitamins and minerals among other nutrients, however, if they are not home-made, most of the time you are risking of in taking a lot of sugars along the way.

Margarine – Margarine, unlike butter, does contain unhealthy trans fats. One of the dangers that Trans fats pose is the increased number of visible wrinkles.


We hope that through our article you successfully understood that you should blame your poor diet for your bags under eyes as much as a sleepless night. Using a good skin care product, like NovaCare is, it is always welcomed, but there are other things that you can do for yourself as well.

One and very important thing is to improve your diet.

A diet composed of all the needed nutrients is always a good way to fight the aging signs. Now go ahead and think how much does your diet consists of all of those food products that are bad for your skin and think of a way to improve it using our article!


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Annie Lizstan ANNIE LIZSTAN works as a health and beauty consultant for online websites and an independent researcher by profession. She had completed her studies from university of Arizona and live in Wasilla, Alaska. She has experience researching as a passion as well as profession. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter,  Pinterest, Google +, Stumbleupon



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  • Reply Leanne | crestingthehill January 18, 2017 at 17:33

    Lots of interesting facts here Sue – I think I’ll just stick with focusing on fresh food – and the occasional treat. That way I’ll be fairly safe and hopefully won’t get old before my time 🙂

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 20, 2017 at 09:13

      That’s the way Leanne – the 80/20 rule. 80% healthy food and 20% treats because life would be so boring without treats!

  • Reply Jodie filogomo January 19, 2017 at 01:09

    We’ve been trying to eat clean for years now!! It’s amazing to me all of the ingredients in some of the foods we eat!!
    Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 20, 2017 at 09:12

      I know Jodie it is scary when you look at the list of ingredients and additives on cartons and cans of food. You feel so much better without all that junk going into your body. Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!

  • Reply Beth (GrannyBeth3) January 19, 2017 at 09:16

    Great info. But you forgot to mention water- technically not a food but a very important ingestable.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 20, 2017 at 09:10

      Yes Water and keeping hydrated are very important not just in aging but in general health for everyone. Thanks for the comment and reminder Beth. Have a lovely day. x

  • Reply Grammy Dee January 19, 2017 at 14:47

    Eating clean is hard to do at times but it’s something we must do. If only babies and small children would get in the habit of eating clean their lives would be healthier than those of us who haven’t done so. Thank you for sharing this post at the Wednesday AIM Link Party. I shared it on my social media sites.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 20, 2017 at 09:05

      I agree but actually I live by the 80/20 rule. 80% of the time I’m eating as clean as I can and 20% of the time are for treats! Life would be pretty dull without our treats wouldn’t it?

  • Reply Jan Wild January 20, 2017 at 13:39

    Useful information, thank you. I think dairy (sob, I love my cheeses) is increasingly a risky food to consume. So much of our pastures have been compromised by over use of fertilisers and weed killers and that must pass into the milk that is produce. No amount of pasteurisation can change that.
    We really have this wrong in the Western world, I hope we can come back from the brink.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 20, 2017 at 15:54

      Yes Jan not many people really give thought to what they are ingesting. I love cheese as well but I’m finding I can’t digest it as well as I used to. Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely weekend!

  • Reply Kathleen - Bloggers Lifestyle January 20, 2017 at 19:19

    Sue and Annie, a wonderful post with great information that is helpful for everyone, regardless of their age.

    I wrote a Niume post this week about new research on coffee. I only read the ones in favor of coffee 🙂 This research just released to the internet this week suggested that coffee was found to be anti-aging. Of course, they are doing further studies on the matter.

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    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 21, 2017 at 11:37

      Oh that sounds interesting Kathleen. I usually have two cups of coffee a day – I really need a boost to get going some mornings. I’ll pop over to read your article. Have a lovely weekend. xx

  • Reply candy January 20, 2017 at 23:24

    We grow and raise all most all of our food now. We can, dehydrate, freeze, ferment, grind fresh most of our food. We are eating healthier. Thanks for linking up with Blogging Grandmothers.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 21, 2017 at 11:35

      Oh that is great Candy. We live in an apartment so a little difficult for us to grow and raise our own food. At least you know what you are eating! Have a lovely day. xx

  • Reply Clearissa Coward January 22, 2017 at 08:53

    Eating clean can be expensive and difficult to do but. I try to do it. My weakness is peanut butter. Not just peanut butter alone, but in crackers, chocolate. 🙂 But you have given me new incentive. Thank you for partying with #blogginggrandmothers. I have shared.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 23, 2017 at 13:51

      I think that if we eat by the 80/20 rule. 80% of the time healthy eating with lots of vegetables and food from all food groups. Then we can relax 20% of the time and have a treat. I love peanut butter too – especially crunchy!!!

  • Reply Grammy Dee January 23, 2017 at 02:28

    I like your 80/20 rule Sue 🙂 Thank you for partying with us at Blogging Grandmothers Link Party. I shared your post on my social media sites.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 23, 2017 at 13:53

      Yes we can enjoy the best of both worlds that way 🙂

  • Reply Jean | January 23, 2017 at 04:47

    Sue and Annie, important information here. I’m a clean eater, nearly 100% organic. I’ve long thought the biggest culprit to be sugar. And, while shunning all artificial sweeteners, I do not “ban” sugar altogether because that’s simply not realistic. Instead, I limit it to 6 teaspoons per day. And I’m not about to waste that allowance on a half a can of soda! Or candy or mediocre packaged treats. Homemade treats only, usually with reduced sugar, and in a specific amount. For example, my current post is Brownie Bites. I can allow myself 3 of them if I have no other sugar that day. And if I’m going to have a glass of wine with dinner, that means no dessert, jam, syrup, etc, that day.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 23, 2017 at 13:54

      Hello Jean! Thanks for stopping by and I must check out your Brownie Bites. They sound delicious. I like your approach – as you say it isn’t realistic to ban sugar altogether, we just need to be selective. Have a great day!

  • Reply Michele January 27, 2017 at 08:23

    Wow, I think I dodged a bullet. I had no idea which foods were better for aging skin. The only thing I eat on the negative list is small amounts of milk!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 27, 2017 at 16:53

      Well looks like you have it all covered Michele. I’m sure small amounts of milk aren’t too bad.

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