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Cut Sugar Intake to Delay Wrinkles

Updated on January 31, 2015

Sugar intake can get bitter if you are worried about its effects on skin. Many foods have the property to slow down the process of aging, while some induce aging. Humans require raw energy to promote the functioning of body cells, and overeating sugar and carbohydrates can cause dullness and dry skin textures.

Human cells undergoes the process of regeneration and degeneration, and to prevent degeneration you should reduce intake of sugar and carbohydrates because sugar initiates the process of glycation, in which, the bloodstream joins a type of protein molecule to form a harmful molecule called advanced glycation end products (AGEs). Collagen and elastin are two types of protein fibers causing skin elasticity and glycation transforms Collagen type III to Type Me, which is a kind of dull type of collagen fiber.

Antioxidants are found in fresh fruits such as cranberries, blueberries, nuts (such as walnuts), and in herbal teas. According to British Journal of Dermatology, aging effects are visible at the age of 35 and the AGE molecules reduce the benefits of antioxidants on body, which makes you more vulnerable to damages caused by sun’s UV radiation.

To delay ageing effects and get a youthful look, reduce intake of foods high in artificial sweeteners, additives, artificial coloring, hydrogenate oils and heavy metals, and add natural foods, herbs and some varieties of fish in your diet. To prevent wrinkles take seeds, sprouted grains, fruits & vegetables, green leafy vegetables, lentils, beans, Aloe Vera, wheat grass juice and foods high in omega 3, 4, 5 fatty acids in diet.

  • To prevent the effects of ageing, you need to fight the formation of free radicals.
  • Antioxidants are found in fresh fruits such as cranberries, nuts and in herbal teas.
  • To prevent glycation, reduce intake of foods high in sugar and carbohydrates.
  • To delay ageing effects, reduce intake of foods high in artificial sweeteners.

To prevent glycation reduce intake of foods high in sugar and carbohydrates such as corn syrups, maple, molasses etc. Check your diet for sweeteners found in many varieties of breads, crackers, snacks and fruit flavored drinks. Calculate your consumption of carbohydrate because carbohydrates are converted to glucose during digestion, which can either be used as energy, or it is stored in the body causing weight gain and it exposes your body to free radicals.


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