7. Preserved Meats
The latest research around preserved meats says that the nitrates and nitrites used for preservation put your body at risk for cancer. That’s because they create free radicals that lead to oxidation damage of cells and your very DNA. Enough free radical damage sets up an environment ripe for cancer or another chronic disease, plus it really ages your skin.
So skip the bacon, hot dogs, and sausages in favor of vegetarian versions or else lean, organic meat over processed forms. Yeah, this one’s going to hurt. But in the end, the cleanest and most minimally processed foods are always going to be the ones that support your youthful appearance and attitude.