Health & Beauty
Your Skin on Sugar
It's no surprise that overdoing it on the chocolate cake can make you pack on the pounds, but did you know it can also give you wrinkles? Through a process known as glycation, sugar destroys your skin. Here's what you can do about it
Perricone recommends following a low-sugar, anti-inflammatory diet. He suggests eating high-quality protein like fish, poultry, and tofu; low-glycemic carbohydrates like fruits, vegetables, beans, and lentils; healthy fats like wild salmon, nuts, and seeds; and drinking antioxidant-rich beverages like green tea.
When cooking, use less heat and cook foods slowly. "Don't barbeque or sear your foods," says Brandt. It creates a chemical byproduct called Acrylamide that has a high potential for glycation.
Finally, Brandt suggests taking carnosine supplements, which help build proteins and prevent glycation.
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