Sure, you might not feel any older, but that doesn’t mean your body is internally the same as it was in your teens and twenties. Around the time we turn twenty, our body is undergoing more metabolic changes, getting slower, and making it harder to lose weight. Those late night pop tart and beer binges are no longer possible if you want to stay healthy.
You might have noticed that certain foods are giving you more trouble than before. Now is not the time to get reckless about your health. As people approach the middle ages, the chance to develop certain life-threatening diseases exponentially rises. You can lessen the potential of developing health problems like diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and more just by eating cleaner.
Here are 8 foods you should avoid after turning 30 if you want to live longer and stronger:
A lot of people think that yogurt is healthy—and it generally is, until you start pumping it up with sugars, artificial sweeteners, and fruit toppings that are also loaded with sugar. For instance, Dannon’s Fruit on the Bottom yogurt cups have a whopping 22 grams of sugar. That’s nearly an entire day’s worth of sugar in a 6 ounce cup. Here’s a reason why all that sugar is a problem: it affects the collagen and elastin in your skin. Around 30, your skin starts to produce less collagen, and elastin, a protein that keeps skin firm, breaks down more easily. When you eat too much sugar, you accelerate sagging and wrinkling.
Remember, the American Heart Association recommends 38 grams for men and 25 grams for women daily.