A warm and fragrant cup of coffee with a delicious pancake or parathas with butter for breakfast or a sandwich with various sauces for lunch may seem harmless at first. But most of the products, on the other hand, are harmful to our health.
Our skin is the first organ to be harmed by the dehydration and protein degradation caused by sugars, unhealthy fats, alcohol, salt and even caffeine.
For your skin health, we have come up with the most common 7 food & drink items that have a direct negative impact on the skin and should be consumed in moderation.
- Sugar: Sweet Poison
Sugar leads to weight gain, wrinkles, sagging skin, and a host of other health issues. When you consume more sugar than your body need, a process known as glycation begins. Glycation occurs when glycose binds to lipids and proteins. In addition to causing damage to your skin’s collagen (which is responsible for skin firmness), this also promotes the appearance of wrinkles.
While a glass of wine once in a while will not harm your body in any way, regular wine consumption can cause liver damage. Toxins are naturally eliminated from your system when your liver is functioning properly. It can also cause damage to your skin, such as pimples, wrinkles, and sallowness, the loss of elasticity, collagen, the dehydration and puffiness of your skin.
- Processed Meats
Sausage, salami, meat, while loved by many, are high in salt and preservatives. Dehydration and inflammation are both caused by eating processed meats. Additionally, these products deplete the body’s vitamin C, which is essential for collagen production. Try substituting chicken or turkey for processed meats. Add some more vegetables to your sandwich, and try reducing the meat in your sandwich.
Cheese, chips, pepperoni pizza, cereals, crackers, cookies, and other junk foods are all high in salt. The body retains water because of too much salt intake, making you look more “puffy.” Dehydration and cell shrinkage are also side effects. When the skin is dehydrated, it develops wrinkles and ages more quickly.
- Fried Potatoes
As soon as potatoes enter our bodies, they are quickly broken down into simple sugars. Fried foods are cooked at high temperatures in oil, which causes the free radicals to release, leading to skin cells damage. Baking your potato is the healthiest way to consume it.
- Coffee Or Caffeinated Drinks
A lack of water in your body is caused by the diuretic properties of caffeine. The result is that your skin gets drier and more vulnerable. In the end, this problem can be solved by limiting the intake of caffeinated drinks and having more water. Switch your caffeinated drinks with whey protein smoothies, herbal teas etc. Also, remember to keep your skin well-hydrated.
- Spicy Foods
Because spicy foods dilate blood vessels, which can aggravate rosacea, as a result, the skin may appear blotchy, red and older than it really is. For the most part, spicy foods aren’t harmful, but regular flare-ups can cause spider veins, permanent redness or puffiness in the face and body.
It’s not always easy to eat healthy all the time! Is there anything missing from this list that you’d like to see? Will it be easy for you to cut back on your sugar and salt intake? Comment below and let us know what you think!