Yes, sugar is sweet and tempting and even comforting. But overeating can lead to all kinds of problems.
Many Americans still eat up to five times the amount of sugar that’s prescribed by the American Heart Association. This means women are eating up to 30 teaspoons of sugar per day, while men eat up to 45 teaspoons!
Of course, they’re probably not sitting down eating spoon after spoon of white sugar, but in today’s society, hidden sugar is lurking everywhere. In fact, it’s found in 75% of packaged foods bought in the United States.
But when you read on and find out the seven things that happen when you moderate your sugar intake, you will definitely agree that it’s worth it.
1. Slow Down The Aging Process
In a process known as glycation, excess sugar attaches to the collagen in our skin and other parts of the body. This causes inflammation and reduces the effectiveness of both collagen and elastin, the proteins in our skin that help it stay youthful. When these don’t work so well, your skin no longer looks supple and youthful.
While glycation can’t be completely stopped, it can be slowed down. This problem is largely exacerbated by high blood sugar levels, which can result when you consistently eat to much sugar and are overweight.
You don’t have to take my word for it, a study of 600 men and women found that those with higher blood sugar levels consistently looked older than those with lower blood sugar.
Diabetics – whose blood sugar level had been raised over a long period of time – looked older than their peers who did not have diabetes.
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