You try your best to eat right, but once you hit 40, you can’t just make sure that you eat healthy foods. You also need to be avoiding certain foods that will cause health problems. Many of the foods on this list are best avoided altogether, no matter your age, but their harmful effects begin to really take root after you go over the hill. Keep reading to learn more about what you should avoid putting into your body once you pass this milestone.
40. Too Much Coffee
By the time you blow out 40 candles on your birthday cake, you may be struggling to get up in the morning. It can be hard to find the energy to get through your day. You may think you have become desensitized to the effects of caffeine and need to drink more of it. However, the opposite is true; as you age, you become more sensitive to caffeine (via LA Times). Consuming more than two cups per day after going over the hill can mess up your sleep cycle (via Eat This).