Video: How Sugar Accelerates Aging
Controlling the amount of sugar consumed has already become fashionable, and rightly so, because an excess of this element in the body can lead not only to weight gain and skin problems, but also to more serious consequences. It carries another hidden threat - premature aging. Of course, immediately after the cake is eaten, wrinkles will not appear, but in the long term, signs of wilting can manifest themselves much earlier if you abuse sugar. We will tell you how the latter affects the body.
Numerous studies have confirmed that sugar can actually accelerate the aging process, both external and internal. Two main substances are responsible for skin elasticity - collagen and elastin. Reacting with glucose, already existing collagen fibers are damaged, and new ones are synthesized with less efficiency. The result is wrinkles, loss of skin elasticity, the appearance of age spots and a slowdown in regeneration processes. In addition to external wilting, sugar causes a lot of problems in the work of internal organs, especially the cardiovascular system.
Of course, aging is a natural process, it happens in one way or another, regardless of what you eat, but an excess of glucose can accelerate it at times. For this reason, nutritionists recommend starting to control the amount of sweets consumed as early as possible.
First of all, they urge to give up added sugar. These are empty calories that do not provide any nutritional value to the body, but, going beyond the daily allowance, lead to weight gain. Vegetables and fruits, in which sugar is naturally formed during ripening, are rich in fiber and antioxidants that compensate for its negative effects.
So, what benefits will there be in avoiding added sugar? Firstly, in just a week you will notice improvements in the condition of your skin: an even color and a healthy glow (if you suffer from acne and rashes, believe me, there will be several times less of them). Second, your overall health will improve, you will feel less tired and more energized (assuming you sleep well and eat well). Third, you will reduce the risk of dangerous chronic diseases in the future.