A study conducted by the University of Navarra found that ultra-processed foods make the body age faster and increase the risk of mortality.
In addition, they associated the consumption of these products with serious diseases such as hypertension, obesity, depression, type 2 diabetes and various types of cancer.
The researchers compiled a list of the worst foods and drinks that we can consume. But they also provided some tips that if we incorporate them into our diet can produce significant improvements.
5 foods that accelerate aging
1. hot dogs
This ultra-processed tops the list of the worst foods that we can incorporate into our diet. Each serving we eat of it subtracts 36 minutes from a healthy life.
Cured meats ranked second on the list. One serving costs 26 minutes of healthy life expectancy.
The study also claims that eating processed red meat just once a day increases the risk of bowel cancer by a fifth.
Each double cheeseburger costs 8.8 minutes of healthy life expectancy.
In addition to shaving 12.4 years off a healthy life, excessive consumption results in a significant increase in bowel cancer, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.
5. Snacks and packaged breads
The University of Michigan Nutritional Health Index links sweet baked goods and quick bread with small reductions in healthy life expectancy.
-Consumption of nuts can reduce the risk of heart disease and obesity by promoting healthy cognitive function.
-Tea can cut the risk of dementia in half.
-Eating salmon adds 13.5 minutes to life.
-Seafood has longevity benefits, adding five minutes to healthy lifespan per serving.