As you age, your body lowers in its capacity to prevent various infections. The organs also start to weaken hence one needs more knowledge of how to adapt to all these changes that come as a result of ageing. Age 40 is a great milestone and when you clock this benchmark, you need to begin to observe safety measures to continue living a healthy life and live longer.
As you reach the milestone of 40 years, you need to restrict some unhealthy habits such as a sedentary lifestyle, alcohol intake, stress, excessive sugar and salt consumption, etc. This is as a result of your risk for certain diseases increases with age. Some of those diseases experienced by people above the age of 40 include eye defect, heart disease, kidney infection, brain damage, to mention a few. To prevent these health issues it is good to rely on healthy diets to ensure your health enhancement while certain food is to be consumed in small amounts.
Some of the foods you shouldn't consume once you clock 40 years include;
1. Fried chicken
Frying foods in hot oils lead to the release of molecules known as free radicals that cause damage to your skin and make it lose elasticity fastly.
2. Too much alcohol intake
Excessive alcohol consumption can cause balance problems and falls, which can lead to hip or arm fractures and other injuries. Older people have high inner bones than young people, so their bones break easily. Studies have revealed that the rate of hip fractures in older adults increases with alcohol intake.
Too much salt consumption is unhealthy for the body particularly as you age as a result of its excessive amount of sodium. The high salt content in food can cause dehydration and make the formation of wrinkles to degenerate.
Smoking makes your risk of eye diseases that can result in vision loss and blindness aggravate including cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Smokers are more likely to suffer from type 2 diabetes than nonsmokers, and smoking makes it difficult to regulate diabetes once you have it.
Too much sugar intake causes damage to your skin through a natural process known as glycation. The sugar in your bloodstream attaches to proteins and produces harmful free radicals known as advanced glycation end products (AGEs). As AGEs build up due to more sugar intake, they result in damage to the proteins around them.
Ensure you lessen your intake of these 5 things to reduce your health problem risk.
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