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The aging process is a natural part of what happens to your body, but it's not entirely out of your control. Your lifestyle can affect how your body ages to a great extent. This can include everything from your fitness and diet regime to how you use products and your general levels of health. This affects how quickly or slowly the signs of aging appear. Those looking to preserve their youth and live a healthier, balanced life should avoid anything that quickens the aging process. Food is a vital part of this, so here's what you should avoid eating to keep looking as youthful as possible.

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1. Sugar

Back away from chocolates, cookies, cakes, cupcakes and that sugary foodstuff that you can't live without! Almost all nutrition experts swear by the fact that sugar causes aging. Sugar gets attached to the proteins in your bloodstream and forms advanced glycation end products (AGEs). With the accumulation of AGEs, the surrounding proteins also become damaged in a chain-like manner. This means that the protein fibers that keep your skin tight and elastic are also affected, which in turn results in wrinkles and sagging skin. If the need for a smaller waistline hasn't kept you away from sugar, perhaps the love for healthy skin will.

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