Excess processed sugar in your diet, even in small amounts can cause dark circles, wrinkles, dehydrate skin and can fast track the aging process.
Sugar is in just about everything we eat, from natural sugars in foods like fruit and vegetables to added sugars in processed foods including soft drinks, cakes and biscuits.
Some of the issues your body is faced with when confronted with excess sugar include:
2) Human Growth Hormone
7) Bone Density
8) Alzheimer’s disease
So how much is too much? The World Health Organization recommends sugar is 5- 10 % of your diet. “Ideally we should eat no processed sugars at all”.
Tips to stop the aging/sugar cycle:
a) Reduce and ultimately eliminate processed sugar (so no soft drinks, added sugar, cakes, biscuits).
b) If you need to add sugar, natural Stevia is a better option.
c) Keep a photo diary of yourself over six months as you wean yourself off sugar. Most people are surprised at how much fresher – and younger they look.