Eating processed food makes you age quickly, claims a new study

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6th September, 2020 02:24:34 printer

Eating processed food makes you age quickly, claims a new study

A new study has found a correlation between processed food and ageing.

A diet rich in ultra-processed foods is loaded with sugar, oil, starches and fats, which can make you age more quickly.

Researchers have found that eating three or more servings of processed foods daily is linked with shorter telomeres, chromosome structure that marks your biological age.

In contrast to this, a diet rich in whole foods, fruits and vegetables is linked with longer telomeres and lower risk of chronic illnesses.

Highly processed foods are loaded with sugar, salt, fat and starch and thus can lead to premature ageing, says the study presented at the 2020 European and International Obesity Congress.

How to incorporate healthy eating habits

- Limit your consumption of processed foods to only once a week.

- Have more whole foods, fruits and vegetables

- Prepare your snack and keep them handy. Not having healthy snacks at hand makes one reach out for unhealthy snacks like biscuits, candies and colas.

- Be regular with your workout and try to strive for a minimum of 190 minutes of physical activity every week.


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