At a young a age, most of us can eat our bodies into infinity without detrimental consequences. However, as we grow older, our bodies tend to change, so with that, what we put in them should adapt to those changes as well. The following article will provide you with a basic guide to what you should avoid as your body matures and how to pick the healthy choice. Now, it is important to realize that EVERY BODY is different! This list just provides the basics of what might not be healthy for you as you age. Consult a nutritionist for more in depth information on personal diets.
1/20 Artificial Sweeteners
Many people indulge in artificial sweeteners in hopes of reducing calorie intake and losing weight. But there has to be a catch….right? The answer is..yes. According to Harvard Health, there are several types of artificial sugars approved by the FDA, and the effects of these sugars on the body is very complex and not 100% understood. However, there has been an increased correlation with ingestion of these complex sugars and type 2 diabetes. Natural sugars, such as sugars from fruits, are much healthier and contain necessary nutrients and fiber. I’ll take my mango and fresh-squeezed orange juice, please.