Is the sugar you’re eating aging you from the inside out?
Many people aren’t aware that sugar accelerates the aging process. However, sugar speeds up the rate at which you age both internally and externally.
When you eat sugar, it causes a rise in your blood glucose levels. This spike in blood glucose is harmful to your blood vessels and vital organs. Over time, this damage makes your blood vessels and vital organs deteriorate and become less functional.
These elevated blood glucose levels also lead to inflammation which causes your skin to become dehydrated, stiff and inelastic. This results in your skin having a dull, dry and aged appearance. There are plenty of foods out there that can slow down the aging process and help you look and feel younger. Here are some of my favourites.
Bone Broth: Collagen plays a mission-critical role in gut, hair, skin, nails and joint health. Plus it supports weight management and bone health, protects your heart and optimizes liver function.
Cinnamon: Cinnamon is an aromatic spice that can be used to flavour your foods and also enjoyed in the form of cinnamon tea. It promotes healthy blood flow within the body, which helps to reinvigorate the skin and also slows down the aging of your internal cells and vital organs.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Extra virgin olive oil is a brilliant source of monounsaturated fats. These monounsaturated fats help to strengthen then heart and keep it youthful. They also promote skin cell regeneration and protect against age-related chronic diseases.
Green Tea: Green tea is filled with powerful antioxidants which can help to reverse the aging process. These antioxidants boost your brain and help it to remain functional as you age. They also reduce your risk of contracting age-related disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. DON’T FORGET THE JUICE PLUS BERRY BLEND!
Kale: Kale is one of the healthiest foods around and contains extremely high levels of the antioxidant vitamins vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin K. Vitamin A helps to maintain healthy vision as you age while vitamin C keeps your skin young and elastic as you get older and vitamin K prevents various types of age-related decline.