According to medical professionals, removing five foods from your diet can help you live longer:

Canned Soup

Unlike a pot of fresh vegetable or lentil soup, the packaged variety is packed with sodium. “High levels of sodium in the diet can elevate blood pressure and can also increase the risk of osteoporosis,” says dietitian Erin Palinski-Wade, author of 2-Day Diabetes Diet. Plus, “as we age, we are also more susceptible to water retention, so reducing sodium can help to reduce unwanted bloat.”

Hot dogs as well as bacon, salami and other processed meats 

High in sodium, saturated fats and nitrates, they’ve been linked to heart disease, diabetes and stomach cancer. “[But] an occasional hot dog at a ball game, a festive ham at family gatherings — these aren’t going to kill you,” offers Karen Collins, a nutrition adviser at the American Institute for Cancer Research. Don’t make them “a part of your everyday pattern of eating … just limit them to a special occasion.”

Fried Foods

“While french fries and egg rolls may be tasty, they’re often sources of unhealthy fats and oils,” explain the folks from the National Council on Aging. “Fried fare is typically high in trans fats, hydrogenated oils and tropical oils, which raise cholesterol and are linked to heart disease, diabetes, cancer [and] obesity.”


“High in calories, fat and sugar, starting your day with a doughnut, pastry or other sweet treat is one of the worst things to eat, as these foods are linked to overweight and obesity,” says dietitian Julie Upton, coauthor of Energy to Burn. “They provide little satiety and can increase your cravings for sweets all day.” 

Dietitians Reveal 5 Foods to Avoid as You Age to Stay Young
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Per the senior experts at Arizona’s Sun Health Communities, “If you take certain medications to treat high blood pressure, anxiety or insomnia, you may have been advised not to eat grapefruit. [It] can intensify the effects of some drugs, potentially making them dangerous.”