- Eating candy, sugary snacks or other foods with high sugar content results in high levels of sugar entering the bloodstream. This also applies to refined carbohydrates, which are quickly broken down into sugars in the body. Once in the blood, the sugars stick to proteins in a process called glycation, which creates compounds that have a negative impact on the skin.
Foods with high sugar content play havoc with insulin levels in the blood, which raises the levels of androgen, a hormone. High levels of androgen cause the skin to sag and become less supple. Less supple skin leads to wrinkles. I know who would have thought it. Yet one more reason to eat sugar in moderation.
- Many foods have added sugar and if you want to avoid them, it’s recommended that you read the nutrition information on the food label. This might not be as simple as it sounds because very often another name is used to denote sugar as an ingredient. Among these words are dextrose, lactose, fructose, corn sweetener, fruit juice concentrate, molasses, maltose and sucrose.
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