Today we’re gonna talk about the top 9 drinks you want to AVOID to keep your skin looking
younger, and your body healthy.
Of course none of these are the fountain of youth, we all age, but there are some things
we should avoid if we wanna keep our baby faces.
So, where do the drinks we mentioned at the beginning of the article fall on our list?
Well, keep reading to find out.
We’ll also reveal Mountain Dew’s dirty little secret so stick around until the end!
Drinks you should AVOID
Ok, we’re gonna start with the worst one.
Yes, it’s true soda of any kind is really bad for you.
Two words, added sugar.
One of the worst things you can consume is a simple form of sugar called fructose.
Your body doesn’t really process this liquid sugar and so you don’t feel full or satisfied when you drink it.
That means that you’re dumping a ton of empty calories into your body and upping your
risk of gaining unwanted weight, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.
When it comes to your skin, sugar causes inflammation and can worsen already existing skin conditions
like acne, eczema, rosacea and psoriasis.
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When the weekend hits, sometimes all you want
is to let loose and have a fancy cocktail.
But as we age, our bodies can’t deal with booze as easily as when we were younger.
Liquor has some pretty bad side effects if you’re a heavy drinker, but even if you’re
just partaking occasionally the junk food cravings and terrible sleeping patterns will
catch up with you.
Not to mention what it does to your skin!
Alcohol is a diuretic, which means it dehydrates you.
More importantly it sucks the moisture out of your skin and makes fine lines and wrinkles
The more you keep drinking the faster your skin will look older and wrinkled.
Next time skip the cocktail hour and have a small glass of red wine instead.
In moderation red wine is a better choice as it contains resveratrol, an antioxidant
that has been shown to be extremely beneficial when fighting the aging process.
#3 Sports drinks
You’d think that a drink that has the word
“sport” in it should be healthy, but that’s not exactly the case.
Sports drinks do contain electrolytes sodium and potassium, sure they’ve got that going
for them, but they also contain a lot of sugar and calories.
Drinking sports drinks will not give you that six pack you’ve been longing for.
As we get older the metabolism slows down and that means we can’t process the sugar
Cutting down on sugar in general is way better for your health, so the next time you’re
headed to the gym, just pack some regular water.
Your body and skin will be much healthier for it.
#4 Iced coffee
This is one of the more difficult things to
cut out because, well…coffee is delicious, and ICED coffee is even more tasty.
Especially in the summertime, but alas, this one is really bad for aging your skin.
The problem with this drink is all the caffeine in it.
A bit of caffeine can help you to be more alert and actually help kick start your metabolism,
but too much caffeine can mess with your sleep.
If you’re not getting proper sleep at night your skin cells don’t have time to repair
themselves, which will eventually lead to your skin looking older than it should.
Not to mention if you start adding cream and sugar to the iced coffee then you have a recipe
for accelerated aging.
#5 Skinny coffee drinks
Just because things have “green” or “skinny”
or “low fat” doesn’t mean it’s always good news, and skinny coffee drinks are just
We don’t want to take all the good stuff away but drinks loaded with a bunch of artificial
sweeteners tend to confuse the body.
Yes, it’s a good thing to cut down on sugar, but not if you’re just replacing it with
something else that’s sweet.
The goal should be to lessen the sweet stuff altogether.
If you’re relying on diet soda or “skinny” coffees, it might be time to switch it up.
If not your body could experience what’s called metabolic derangements, which are things
like insulin resistance and spiked glucose levels.
These can lead to more serious diseases like type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Any type of disease will eventually affect the skin, so if you want to help keep it hydrated
and youthful – ease up on the sweet stuff.
If you’re really going to miss this beverage then we recommend replacing this one with
a coffee flavoured smoothie, or a yummy tea like matcha or green tea.
Way healthier and just as fun and yummy.
#6 Coffee creamer
You might wanna start taking your coffee black,
coffee creamer has a notorious ingredient that might make you uneasy.
Titanium Dioxide is a chemical whitener that’s in stuff like salad dressings, chocolate and
your beloved coffee creamer.
It’s also used in sunscreen, plastics and paint.
Feeling uncomfortable yet?
Well hang on because it gets even more confusing.
Titanium Dioxide has been deemed as a carcinogen for humans by the CDC.
But, that’s only when you breathe it in, as opposed to eating it, which is much less
of a concern to experts.
So you can eat it but not breathe it in.
Sounds totally safe…right?
Well, the FDA says it’s safe to consume as long as it’s less than one percent of
the product’s weight.
Ok, so it’s safe…but then again WHO said in 2010 it’s a possible carcinogen for humans.
So are we.
At the end of the day the doctors agree that if you’re eating too many foods that contain
Titanium Dioxide it’s unhealthy, not just because of that particular chemical, but because
of all the other additives you’ll be ingesting along with major amounts of titanium dioxide.
These types of additives can cause inflammation, which as we know can aggravate the skin and
make it look much older, but isn’t good for us on the inside either.
Say it ain’t so!
Not beer too!
Yes, beer is something that you should be skipping out on if you want glowing, youthful skin.
As we mentioned all the way back in cocktails alcohol is a diuretic, so it’ll dehydrate you.
If you didn’t know already, hydration is one of the best ways to keep your skin looking
young and healthy.
So aside from the dehydration beer can cause inflammation in the body, which is something
you want to stay away from.
But when it comes to the skin – inflammation can come in many forms like papules, pustules,
nodules, and cysts which are all forms of inflammatory acne.
#8 Vitamin Water
Talk about a wolf in sheep’s clothing, vitamin
water is something you should avoid if you want to have a healthy drink.
Vitamin water is seen as a fortified and tastier way to stay hydrated and get some extra vitamins.
But that’s not always the case, some vitamin water has just as much added sugar as a can
We talked about fructose earlier in the soda section, but it’s something that confuses
your body and can up your risk of disease, can increase weight gain, and can cause some
major skin issues.
Instead try some water that has a few lemon wedges in it.
Not only will you get an added boost of vitamin C, it can improve insulin resistance and all
that extra hydration with vitamin C might help reduce wrinkles and overall aging of
That’s like a triple whammy of health!
#9 Mountain Dew and Citrus Flavoured Sodas
Hey didn’t we already cover Cola?
Aren’t they the same?
Turns out that, wild, greenish color of Mountain Dew should be a warning sign!
Citrus flavoured sodas often contain Brominated Vegetable Oil, or BVO, as an emulsifier.
The problem is that BVO is a flame retardant for plastics and who wants to ingest that?!
Eventually what goes into your body is gonna affect your skin, so this one is just bad overall.
A spokesperson for the FDA has stated that BVO was removed from the FDA’s list of safe
substances back in 1970, but was put back on the list under limited use six months later
following a petition submitted by the Flavour Extract Manufacturer’s Association.
Now BVO cannot exceed 15 ppm in certain fruit flavoured beverages.
PepsiCo, the company that makes Mountain Dew, has since pulled BVO from it’s ingredients
list but that doesn’t mean the odd can might not still contain it.
Our advice when you want something citrusy?
Go for the lemonade.
Are any of these drinks your favourite?
What is your go-to drink?
Let us know in the comments section below, we’d love to hear from you!