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Healthy Skin is Happy Skin
August 25, 2019
Everyone has always tried searching for the fountain of youth. It’s very easy to want a magical cure but the answer is really in prevention and taking care of yourself early.
This tip doesn’t cost you a dollar and will help to keep you looking young and help you lose weight. The Answer is simply avoiding sugar.
Sugar can come in many forms high fructose corn syrup, cane sugar, corn syrup etc. High amounts of sugar intake can not only increase your risk of obesity but can also increase your risk of Diabetes, Heart Disease, Metabolic Syndrome and a whole slew of other health related issues.
A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, evaluated participants over 15 years with associations with added sugar and how it plays into Heart Disease. What was found was subjects who took in 25% or more of their daily calories as sugar were more than twice as likely to die from heart disease compared to those who took in less than 10% added sugar. This may seem like a lot of sugar than what we would normally have but in reality it may not be.
According to Harvard Health Publishing “ Sugar sweetened beverages, energy drinks, and sports drinks are by far the biggest sources of added sugar in the average American’s diet”. If you consider that you have a busy day and really didn’t eat so much but still had a soda and/or an energy drink, then you might be right there at the 25%.
So this my have you asking, How does this affect wrinkles?
The answer is a little more complex. In simplest terms, increased amounts of sugar can increase something known as glycation. Basically sugar related by-products attach themselves to collagen and elastin fibers on the skin. This prevents the body from easily repairing them and ultimately causing a loss of function. Collagen is what gives the skin stability, elasticity and strength. With in effective collagen and elastin the skin becomes more prone to fine lines, wrinkles and sagging... OH NO!
According to "Clinics in Dermatology “ this process (glycation) is accelerated in all body tissues – vascular, renal, coronary, and cutaneous tissue. When sugar is elevated, glycation is further stimulated by UV light (sun) on the skin. Which further promotes wrinkles and sun damage.In all take care of your body by reducing sugar and having a good diet. Your skin, your body and your overall well-being will thank you.
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