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Sugar - the secret enemy to beautiful skin?

SUGAR: THE SECRET ENEMY TO BEAUTIFUL SKIN SUGAR STIMULATES THE BRAIN' RELEASE OF DOPAMINE AND SEROTONIN DOPAMINE SEROTONIN This produces a euphoric effect, similar to that of taking illicit substances. Their findings, brilliantly covered by Sarah Wilson's 'I Quit Sugar' blog, where she reports: Professor Joseph Schroeder and his team of student researchers of neuroscience, conducted a study looking at the potential addictiveness of foods that are high in fat and sugar. Oreos could be as addictive as cocaine! SUGAR HASA DESTRUCTIVE EFFECTS ON THE SKIN As a result of a rapid rise in blood sugar, inflammation occurs which causes biochemical changes in the cell that result in accelerated ageing. When blood sugar spikes, "glycation" happens, which involves the sugar adhering to collagen. As a result, the skin can become more stiff and prone to wrinkles. Stay way from sugar and high-glycemic carbohydrates, which the body rapidly converts to sugar. THE SECRET TO STUNNING SKIN? Excessive sugar intake may damage collagen and elastin, two important proteins in the body that help our skin stay smooth and tight by providing structure and support. Refined sugar speeds up the ageing process by binding to and eventually weakening the collagen in your skin, which can lead to premature wrinkles and sagging. Ditch the sugar, scrub with it instead, SO HOW MUCH SUGAR CAN NOT ONLY AFFECT EXACTLY ISA GRAM OF SUGAR? YOUR SKIN, BUT IT CAN ALSO AFFECT YOUR MOOD :4g !#? This leads to sugar crashes giving you cravings for even more sugar. One teaspoon of granulated sugar equals 4 grams of sugar. Bare in mind, the grams of sugar listed on the nutrition information label includes natural sugars from fruit (fructose) and milk (lactose) as well as added sweeteners like refined sugar or high-fructose corn syrup. BEWARE OF THE SWEET DECEPTION Fat - free! Many manufactures may label their products with 'fat-free' or 'no added sugar', when they might in fact be packed with natural and refined sugar. THE MYTH THAT 'FAT FREE' No added sugar! IS HEALTHY Beware of 'fat free' or 'low fat' options, as they're often loaded with sugar, as this is a great way for manufactures to make their products taste better without the fat. IT'S NOT JUST DRINKING MILK IS A CHOCOLATE BARS GREAT WAY TO GET AND FIZZY DRINKS YOUR DAILY CALCIUM INTAKE... .But surprisingly, it carries a There are many foodstuffs that people don't realise convert rapidly into sugar such as pasta, bread, potatoes and rice, which means, without knowing it, you could still be taking on high amounts of cell-ageing sugar. whopping 12 grams of sugar (Lactose) per serving. Alternatively, hunt down unsweetened almond milk or soy milk. BREAKFAST: THE MOST IMPORTANT MEAL OF THE DAY According to a Which? Analysis of 275 different types of processed breakfast cereals: three quarters had high sugar levels. Switch cereal for porridge with unsweetened almond milk or baked eggs with smoked salmon. LUNCH A Subway 6" Sweet Onion Teriyaki chicken sandwich has as much sugar as 1.7 Krispy Kreme glazed doughnuts. SUGAR LOADED DRINKS AND EMPTY CALORIES Australians are among the biggest consumers of sugar-sweetened beverages in the world (Allman- Farinelli 2009). Beverage companies in the US spent roughly $3.2 billion marketing carbonated beverages in 2006. Not only are many soft drinks packed with sugar, but many are also empty calories, providing little to no nutritional value. HOW CAN YOU BEAT SUGAR, WITHOUT BEING UNHAPPY? SHOULD WE CUT SUGAR OUT COMPLETELY? NO. Simply be very careful to control your bloody sugar and insulin levels by staying away from bad carbohydrates and refined sugars. Your blood sugar will stabilise and the cravings should, go away. It's an essential fuel for cells and energy metabolism, critical to survival. Cutting out excess sugar is key. Drinking green tea, which is full of anti-oxidant, is also great for protecting your skin. HOW CAN YOU REALLY BEAT THE AGEING PROCESS? Without question, certain anti-wrinkle products, a powerful concealer and a rich moisturiser can help to reduce or hide or flaws or imperfections that come with time... Anti- Wrinkle ..but in order to truly appear to halt the anti-ageing process, and ensure beautifully radiant skin, you've got to start from the inside out, by limiting your intake of substances that could seriously sabotage your skin. SHUN SUGAR In addition to the health benefit including reducing the risk of diabetes, glaucoma and obesity, you could also: Sleep better Have greater concentration Lose weight Have increased circulation Have clear, tighter, younger looking skin Have more energy Quitting sugar. It's no piece of cake, but you'llI feel healthier, more energised and with more radiant skins. Sources: 1. 2. surprising-foods-with-sugar 3. Allman-Farinelli, MA 2009, Do calorically sweetened soft drinks contribute to obesity and metabolic disease?", Nutrition Today, vol, 44(1), p.17. 8. sugar-aging-how-to-fight-glycation-614621 9. 10. 09/9-surpriing-foods-have-more-sugar- krispy-kreme-donut 11. 4. uogry-drinks-foct-sheet 12. finds-breakfast-cereals-high-in-sugar- 278750/ sugary- 5. nutrition_news_information/6_surprising sources_of_sugar 6. top-10s/sugary-foods-in-the-spotlight 7. 2364063/Step-away-Frappuccino- Some-Costa-Starbucks-summer-coolers- 13. addictive-than-cocaine 14. 1,0,5935320.story CC contain-sugar-31-BISCUITS.html

Sugar - the secret enemy to beautiful skin?

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An infographic comprehensively exploring the damaging effects of sugar on the skin. You'll be surprised and shocked of the damaging effects that even everyday items can have on the skin.


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