"The One Food I Stopped Eating When I Turned 30": Health Experts Spill

Sophie Miura

We firmly believe that age is defined by mindset rather than the number of candles on your cake, but there's no denying that your body and health priorities change as each year goes by. While a fast metabolism meant you could indulge without consequence in your early 20s, the start of a new decade signals a shift in what you should eat to best nourish your body. 

"As we go through life, metabolism shifts," explains Annie Kay, lead nutritionist at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. "We need fewer calories yet more nutrients to address disease and aging processes like oxidative stress and inflammation." In other words, your grocery list should change as often as your age does.

Here, we tapped six nutritionists, chefs, dermatologists, and health experts with one simple question: What is the one food you stopped eating when you turned 30? From snacks that accelerate aging to foods that cause inflammation, these are the top foods that shouldn't be in your cart.

Have you ever removed refined sugar or gluten from your diet? Tell us how it went. 

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