9. Dairy Products
Dairy products do include calcium, which is important for bone health and muscle function, but they also have a tendency to worsen inflammation, which raises the risk of oxidative stress, one of the factors that contribute to premature aging. Dairy contains a lot of lactose, a milk sugar that can enhance the production of AGEs and damage collagen. Try to get your calcium from other sources instead, including milk substitutes or a diet high in green leafy vegetables. It’s acceptable to occasionally consume a small amount of low-sugar Greek yogurt, but make sure to read the label and compare products to choose the one with the least amount of sugar.
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