Scientists have not yet made a definitive discovery that it can stop the manifestations of aging, but that it can be slowed down by avoiding certain bad habits and changing unhealthy lifestyles, according to the “This This Not” website. Health and Nutrition.
1. Premature aging
Regular consumption of sugar and simple carbohydrates is one of the reasons for premature aging. “The results of research show that a diet high in sugar or other refined carbohydrates may accelerate aging,” says the American Academy of Dermatology. Excessive sugar intake can lead to premature aging of the body, as well as directly damaging the appearance of the skin, increasing the risk of devastating chronic disorders such as obesity, infections and heart disease.
2. Aging skin
Eating too much sugar negatively affects the production of collagen and elastin, the two types of proteins found in the skin that are firmer and younger. Excessive intake of sugar and simple carbohydrates leads to glycation, which is the secretion of substances that damage the youth-giving proteins and actually prevent the body from repairing them, causing wrinkles, sagging, age spots and pale skin.
Sugary soft drinks
3. Soda and sweetened juices
The study, conducted at the University of California-San Francisco, found that people who consumed a lot of sugary-sweetened drinks, such as soda and preserved fruit juices with artificial sugars, had telomeres part of the cells that contained the DNA. Telomeres are longer throughout adolescence and shorter with age. When telomeres are too short, the effects of aging on overall health are magnified. “Regular consumption of sugar-sweetened soft drinks can accelerate the aging of cells and affect the development of metabolic diseases,” wrote researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.
4. Chronic diseases
An unhealthy diet high in sugar and simple carbohydrates increases the risk of certain chronic diseases.
Obesity and obesity
For example, sugar like fructose can increase blood pressure and heart rate, or the heart muscle needs oxygen to function properly, says David Zhenkochenko, author of the Zero Sugar Diet, “Added sugar is the primary and most serious health threat. It can also cause inflammation, insulin resistance and general metabolic dysfunction. “
“The more sugar added to the diet, the less healthy food you eat throughout the day. People are aging faster,” he says.
Reducing your consumption of sugar is one of the best steps you can take to improve your overall health as it helps you maintain a healthy weight and youth for a long time.
5. Hidden sugars
Experts warn that even if you reduce your intake of simple carbohydrates such as white bread, sugars, fruit juices and sweets, it is still possible to consume more sugar than some people think. Therefore, experts advise you to check the labels containing food items before buying them, as currently added sugar is listed separately. Unexpected foods or products may contain shocking amounts of sugar, and may even be found in healthy foods such as whole wheat bread and fat-free yogurt.
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