As if we didn’t already have enough reasons to limit sugar in our diet. Sugar intake, especially refined sugar, and excess unhealthy carbohydrate intake, can lead to weight gain and obesity, diabetes, and sugar is even suspected to fuel cancer cells and provide instant food for them, making it easier for them to live unencumbered in the body.
But now there is yet another reason to limit the tasty and many times addictive sugars from your diet. Excessive sugar intake can lead to early and accelerated aging skin. The reason for this is that glucose, which all sugar is converted into in the body, is an active agent in providing the breakdown proteins for collagen, that all important connective fiber that keeps our skin smooth and supple and makes it so that wrinkles do not form on the skin.
The reason we have such nice, smooth skin when we are younger is because age has not yet begun to break down this natural connective fiber in our skin, and so our skin is more “filled out” and tough, and it does not show wrinkles as readily. So, when you consume more sugar, you accelerate the breakdown of collagen in your skin, and you are essentially damaging your skin. This is why many people who over consume sugar tend to look older, with more sallow and wrinkled skin at an earlier age.
Not only do we have several health reasons for not consuming sugar, but apparently now also you can enjoy nicer skin from limiting your sugar intake. Heck, if it doesn’t appeal to your sense of well being and health, maybe it will appeal to your sense of vanity, I know for me it appeals a little to both