Aging Diet: Stop Eating Foods That Can Cause Wrinkles And Shorten Your Life

Steer Clear Of White Sugar

White sugar, also called refined sugar, ages the body in many ways. According to Dr. Andrew Nish of UnityPoint Health, fructose reacts with protein that ages us from the inside-out. It’s like a banana that goes brown, he says, except within the body.

A close-up shows wrinkles around a man's eye.

As a result, people who eat sugar can develop more wrinkles, dark spots, and acne. Over time, the body metabolizes sugar more slowly. It influences your insulin levels to prompt diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Sugar even slows down the human growth hormone, says endocrinologist Sophie Chan.