When you eat sugar, your body breaks down carbohydrates into glucose. Glucose wraps around the collagen and elastin fibers in your skin and over time they become more rigid, dry and brittle.
The consequences of sugar on your skin are the following:
1. Loss of elasticity and tone of the skin.
2. Reduction of skin hydration.
3. Appearance of wrinkles and premature aging.
4. Appearance of spots on the skin.
What sugar should you not eat?
Avoid simple carbohydrates found in foods with a high glycemic index or high saturated fat content such as white bread, sweets, fried foods, ice cream, fruit juices, pasta, tomato sauce, cream cheese, jam, pizza, sugar ( white and brown), packaged snacks and soft drinks.
what sugar can you eat
Opt for complex carbohydrates like brown rice and vegetables that break down into glucose at a slower rate, low-glycemic foods like nuts, and fibrous foods that slow sugar absorption like whole-wheat bread. Always choose whole natural cane sugars or sweeteners such as coconut sugar, molasses, stevia, agave syrup, maple syrup and honey, as long as they are natural and preferably from organic farming.
Your skin will thank you!!!
Take care, man.