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6 Foods That Are Secretly Aging You

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Despite the fact that we’re all aging every single day of our lives, our society is flat-out obsessed with the concept of anti-aging. In fact, the hashtag #antiaging has garnered more than 13,057,120 posts on Instagram, and the global anti-aging market is estimated to be worth about $260 billion by 2022.

Many of us are willing to shell out a pretty penny for a fancy wrinkle-reducing cream or an acclaimed facial treatment, but few stop to really think about some of the simpler ways to slow the advancement of aging. In fact, one of the most cost-effective and healthiest anti-aging treatments might just be watching what you put on your plate.

As it turns out, our body is composed of what we eat, quite literally. All our cells have barriers called lipid bilayers. “Lipid (fat) bilayers are created with triglycerides, which come from the fats we eat in our diet, protein makes up our muscular system and our restoration and recovery, and carbohydrates fuel our cells and bodily functions, which allows our bodies to stay active,” explains Nicole M. Avena, Ph.D., assistant professor of neuroscience at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “Other vitamins and minerals, such as vitamins A, C, D and biotin, also affect our outward appearance, including our muscles, skin, eyes and hair.”

The prospect of aging and how it relates to dietary patterns is nothing new — in fact, it’s been researched for decades. There have been plenty of studies, including one published in the journal Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care, linking what’s known as the “Mediterranean diet,” a diet rich in fruits, veggies, whole grains,…

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