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 as easily.
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 another example. 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.