Aging might not be stopped but studies have shown that there are certain things we can do to slow it down. Research has also shown that common habits like not getting enough sleep, constant stress, staring at computer screens, and eating processed foods can speed up your body's aging process.
The things you consume ( foods and drinks) also can age you faster, but sometimes it can be hard to determine which ones you should avoid and which ones might help. Research has revealed some of those drinks that can age you faster and some of them include;
Soda is one of the sugar-sweetened beverages that can age you fast. It's no secret that sodas are packed full of sugar. A 12 ounce can of coke comes with 39 grams of sugar, which is an enormous amount for just one drink when you consider the FDA's recommended amount of consuming no more than 50 grams of added sugar in one day. Drinks like this with high amounts of sugar can increase your calorie intake and ultimately lead to weight gain over time. Try and limit your take of this drink.
2. Sweet tea
Sugar is a solvent that can age the body fast hence any drink containing it is bound to do so. Sweet tea is another drink that comes loaded with sugar and almost no nutrients. Consuming this drink in excess can lead to weight gain in the same way that soda can. With excess weight gain, you increase your risk for chronic health conditions like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and more. All these health conditions can age you faster hence avoid sweet tea.
3. Fruity drinks
Fruity drinks are not pressed juices or smoothies made with natural ingredients. The types of fruity drinks that can age you faster are the bottled juices that disguise themselves as being healthy but are loaded with sugar. Be very careful so that you can recognise these fruity drinks that are loaded with sugar.
Alcohol is another drink that can age you faster than normal. Your skin gets thinner and drier as you age (intrinsic aging) and external factors can speed this up and due to alcohol's dehydration effect, it can contribute to more aged skin when consumed in large amounts over time.
Alcohol can also affect you in ways unconnected to physical appearance such as putting stress on your liver and health issues that stem from that. For many people, along with liver troubles, alcohol can also contribute to poor sleep, and not sleeping enough long term can lead to aging faster as well as diminishing our immune system's strength. Drinking alcohol in a moderate amount is healthy and does no harm to the body hence consume them regularly.
Everyone should adhere to the tips of this article.