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In order to stay slim and youthful, these are 5 foods to avoid in your 40s

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Getting old is a sure thing. Everyone will definitely go through the aging process in his life, and aging is something that is unavoidable and out of control. However, having a healthy body is something that can be worked on when stepping on 40s.

There are many ways to get a healthy body, one of which is to have a healthy lifestyle by regulating the intake of food consumed. As people get older, not all types of food can now be consumed again like in their 20s. There are some types of foods that should be reduced or even avoided in your 40s so that the body stays healthy while looking slim and slim.

Approximately what foods to avoid in your 40s to stay slim and stay young? Check out the following explanation.

Canned Soup

Practical, instant and easy; maybe that’s the reason why people like to eat canned food, including canned soup. However, in your 40s, canned soups should be avoided as they tend to be high in sodium.

Research shows that adults in their 40s can’t filter out excess sodium like they did when they were younger.

“High levels of sodium in the diet can raise blood pressure, and it can also increase the risk of osteoporosis,” registered dietitian Erin Palinski-Wade, RD, CDE, author of the 2-Day Diabetes Diet, tells Bustle. The Healthy.

As we age, humans are more prone to water retention, which is a condition when excess fluid builds up in the body. Thus, reducing excess sodium consumption can reduce bloating. If you want to eat soup, make your own soup with healthy ingredients.

Sweet Food




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Eating snacks or snacking after a heavy meal or in the afternoon is fun, especially sweet snacks. However, consuming sugar in excess is something that must be avoided, especially in your 40s.

“Sugar in any form causes many changes, from cell membranes and arteries to hormones, the immune system, gut health and even our microbiome. [bakteri baik di usus dan kulit kita]says dermatologist Whitney Bowe, MD.

In addition to increasing insulin and inflammation, too much sugar can cause skin to age faster through the glycation process.

“Glycation is the biochemical term for the bonding of sugar molecules to proteins, fats and amino acids, which is a hallmark of aging,” says Dr Bowe.

Instead, choose fruits that are rich in fiber as a snack.

Electrolyte Drink




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Apart from soda, sports drinks (sports drinks) or known as electrolyte drinks are also a type of drink that should be avoided in your 40s. Because, this type of drink contains a lot of sugar. In addition to not good for health, this drink can also increase weight.

“Sugar not only promotes weight gain, it speeds up aging, increases inflammation, and negatively impacts memory and learning,” says Palinski-Wade.

Research has shown that the average adult does not need a sports drink when exercising. Drinking water is the best choice.

Refined Carbs




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Refined carbohydrates, such as pasta, pretzels, bagels, and cereals, have a high glycemic index. The glycemic index itself is a measure to determine how quickly food is converted into blood sugar. The higher the score, the higher the blood sugar. High blood sugar can be a contributing factor to heart disease, weight gain, and diabetes.

Not only for the health of the body, refined carbohydrates are also not good for the skin.

“The effect that refined carbohydrates have on blood sugar spikes can also increase hormones that stimulate oil production,” says Dr Bowe. These hormones can change the composition of the oil in the skin, making it more prone to breakouts.

French fries




French fries are examples of salty foodsFrench fries illustration/Photo: Unsplash/Pixzolo Photography

As you age, your metabolism slows down and you can no longer handle the extra calories that come from oily foods, such as French fries. Research shows that energy processing in people in their 40s is more efficient with fewer calories per day.

Healthy dietary fats are certainly necessary for healthy, youthful-looking skin, but French fries will have the opposite effect.

“Not all fats are created equal, and the fat in French fries is not good for your skin,” says Dr Bowe.

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