How Sugar Ages You
Remember your body is a self-healing and self-regulating organism, it is designed to heal itself and if you give it the proper building blocks, even into old age. Our modern industrial food system however not only deprives people of the nutrients we need, but also causes excess damage to the body that we aren't evolutionarily adapted to.
One way sugar does this is through the formation of AGEs, or advanced glycation end products. This is really just the scientific way of saying damaging molecules left over after sugar digestion. These AGEs deplete anti-oxidants, disrupt your collagen synthesis, and contribute to photo-aging, sagging skin, and large pores. The more sugar you eat the more these AGEs build up in your body and damage all tissues in your body, not just your skin. With chronic sugar consumption you will have a weaker immune system, age faster, gain more belly fat, and slowly accumulate damage to your organs...and of course your skin.
That's not all, sugar also causes acidity in the body, causing large pores, skin discoloration, and sagging skin. Alkaline waters and detox teas are all the rage right now, but they really cant even hold a candle to the power of cutting out sugar and eating lots of fruits and vegetables.
There are multiple studies on how eating diets low in refined carbohydrates improves overall health and aging. so what can you do? 1. Pay attention to how much added sugar is hiding in products that are marketed as healthy(but really arent) like protein bars, pasta sauce, fancy coffee drinks, cereal, bread, and yogurt.
2. Choose lower carb options. There are hundreds of quality brands out there reducing the sugar in your favorite foods. Companies like Halo Top and Enlightened make ice creams with 1/4 of the sugar and calories. Choose a Quest bar over a Clif bar. My kids and I love Magic Spoon brand cereal for a high-protein/sugar-free snack. Choose pasta made with chickpeas over pasta made with starchy wheat. With a few simple swaps you can cut your sugar consumption in half without feeling deprived. 3. Don't drink your calories! One 12oz can of soda is more sugar than you should consume in an entire day, and many Americans are drinking them several times a day. Stay away from the sugary coffee milkshakes, sports drinks, sodas, and juices.
4. Try the Skin Formula! Most women never want to give this up after they have been on it for a few months. This helps balance acidity, combat adrenal fatigue, improve skin thickness, tone and texture, and of course helps combats wrinkles! Check out our before and after page to see more. There is no skin cream that can do what properly nourishing your cells can.
The ideal human diet for optimal health and beauty involves as little processed food as possible, with little or no refined sugar. You can look and feel like the best version of yourself, and I am here to help.