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Sugar gives you wrinkles
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My sincere hope that you had a great weekend and the you are off to a fantastic start for the week.  Today you get to be more aware then yesterday about how to stay thin, healthy and now lessen your wrinkles...

We have known forever that sugar does bad things like makes you gain weight by adding extra calories as well as increase insulin resistance and causes diabetes.  What we didn't know was that excess sugar in your diet will make you look older.  Wise beyond your years is a compliment, but wrinkly beyond your years...

So here is the science.  Excess sugar in your blood stream attaches to proteins to form harmful new molecules called advanced glycation end products (or, appropriately, AGEs for short).  The more sugar then the more AGE molecules.  These AGE molecules are bad dudes.  They travel through your body damaging other cells, especially collagen and elastin which is what makes up the majority of the skin!  Also, it converts type III collagen which is the best collagen for skin health into type I which is the most easily damages by sun and age.  Combine these effects and you get wrinkly sagging skin!

Finally, the AGE molecules destroy anti-oxidants.  Very bad since these are the good soldiers in your body defending you from all of the things that can kill you.

To make this even more difficult to change, it is not just table sugar or sweets that can cause this.  These sugars are ANY of the sugars that we eat like sweets, table sugar, fruit (fructose), high fructose corn syrup ect.

So what can you do about it?
  1. Add vitamins.  Especially B1, B6, and collagen. (here is the link for the supplement that I recommend)
  2. Food Labels.  It will not take long for you to become an expert at food labels, so just become aware of what you are doing.
  3. Reduce sugar.  Once you know what has sugar then it is easy to reduce or avoid.
  4. Sunscreen.  We have a tendency to wear low level sunscreen, but bump it up to SPF 30 or greater!
  5. Find religion!  This doesn't mean that you should pray for healthy skin, it means be religious about skin care.  Commit no skin sins and you are destined for the promised land!
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7/30/2011 06:26:11 am

Advanced glycation end products can also be caused by the browning process of things such as meats and breads, such as grilling, baking, and frying. AGE also has an aging effect on muscles. I have studied up on AGE due to the fact that my body is slow to rid itself of glyoxal compounds and wanted to see if there was any relation between glyoxal compounds and advanced glycation end products.

6/26/2012 07:48:07 pm

Sugar is always increase our diabetes level since it belongs to sweet content. So obviously it will put weight. Once we avoid it then automatically weight will be reduced.


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