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FOODS THAT FIGHT AGING-2

Age Wrecker #2:

TRANS FATS


The next youth-wreckers are trans fats. Trans fats, or trans fatty acids, are industrially modified plant oils that are cheap and don’t tend to spoil quickly, so they are widely used in processed foods and fried fast food. You can spot them by the term “partially hydrogenated vegetable oil” on food packaging.

We know they raise the bad (LDL) cholesterol and depress the good (HDL) cholesterol, increasing the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. They are also pro-inflammatory and accelerate the aging process. We do not recommend you consume any amount at all. There is no safe
minimum.

Now that you understand the dietary culprits for premature aging and some of the foods to avoid, let’s look at some dietary good guys. Because aren’t we all more interested in what we get to eat, rather than what we shouldn’t eat? Fortunately, there are many delicious and satisfying foods that can not only fill you up and make you feel good but that are full of anti-aging compounds to keep you looking younger longer

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