If You’re Over 40, Avoid These Foods and Beverages

5. White, enriched bread products
White bread and other white flour-enriched foods like crackers, rolls, and pasta have been found to increase inflammation in the body. This inflammation may play a role in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, according to research conducted by The Journal of Nutrition.

If you want your sandwiches, rolls, noodles and other bready foods, opt instead for whole-grain and high-fiber options.