Healthy may mean different things to different people, but one thing is certain, how healthy you appear is important to us all. Most of us have known about the severe health risks of sugar for many years and people suffering blindness or amputation because of diabetes is nothing new. However, how many of us would place sugar as a cause of premature ageing and wrinkles on the skin? This infographic should open your eyes to the bad side of sugar you never knew existed.
Sugar and Staying Beautiful
Cleopatra may have eaten strawberries and grapes all day, but that sugar would have ruined her skin if she didn’t get to bathe in Ass’ milk all day long. When sugar hits the blood stream, it connects with collagen and that damages the skin by hardening it. Collagen and Elastin are two essential proteins that are damaged by sugar in the blood stream. If you eat sugary foods regularly, your skin will show the effects. I’m not saying don’t eat fruit, even thought it is a sugary food, but I am saying avoid eating refined sugars that carry no nutrition.
Sugar as we know it in the most popular sense has no nutritional value, but it’s high in energy. At least with fruit, there are essential vitamins that help repair your skin and keep you looking beautiful.
Ever See a Good Looking Addict?
If you want to keep your good looks, you’d better stay away from sugar because you are more likely to become addicted to sugar than you are to drugs. Everyone understands that drugs are bad for you, but few people realise that sugar is bad for your looks, health and in some extreme cases can be deadly because excessive sugar intake will harm your body’s ability to regulate blood sugar.
It’s the serotonin and dopamine release triggered by sugar consumption that ultimately gets people addicted. There are few social stigmas associated with excessive sugar intake, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less harmful.
Beware of Clever Marketing
Many quick and convenient meals are advertised as a healthy option because they have reduced fat or are completely fat-free. In many cases, these are far from healthy because of the high salt and sugar content that will not only ruin your looks, but your health too. Most people choose those healthy options because they want to look after their appearance, but would they buy them if the label read ‘fat-free, but high sugar’?