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5 Food Habits That Age You

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5 Food Habits That Age You

If the only edible indiscretions you worry about are those that make you gain weight, you may have your priorities mixed up. It turns out that the worst dietary demons, including many sugary, fatty, refined and highly processed foods, do more than add thunder to your thighs, experts say — they subtract years from your life.

Nutrition, not age, determines the body’s internal chemistry, and that chemistry determines, in large part, the quality and resiliency of virtually every organ, cell and system in the body.

Everything from the condition of your skin to the quality of your bone, brain and connective tissue is determined in part by what you eat. As a result, your eating habits are a major determinant in how quickly you begin to see and feel the effects of aging.

Of course the occasional cheeseburger isn’t going to turn you into Rip Van Winkle, but when dietary lapses become daily habits, they can erase years from your life — and add years to your appearance. Here’s how to fix some bad habits that may be aging you from the inside out.

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By Catherine Guthrie, Experience Life

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5:06AM PST on Feb 2, 2015

hmmmm--- sometimes I like fast food, but there are healthier options... get a salad and nix the dress, for example.

8:22PM PDT on Mar 14, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

6:36PM PST on Jan 24, 2014

Oh my, the hardest one to me: reduce or stop eating sweet things! Love cakes, pies....

9:42PM PDT on Aug 17, 2013


9:53AM PDT on Jul 28, 2013

Thank you Megan, for Sharing this!

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8:27AM PDT on Jun 14, 2013

thanks for that

8:21AM PDT on Jun 14, 2013

thank you

8:18AM PDT on Jun 14, 2013

thank you

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