Posts Tagged ‘Sugar’

Hidden sugars

December 14, 2012 Leave a comment

OK, can anyone guess my new obsession is sugar!

Seriously though, it’s easy enough to avoid, or is it?

Should we be avoiding some fruits? Madonna’s dermatologist Dr Brandt thinks so.

He believes that natural sugar can still be damaging to the skin and recommends focusing on fruits that have anti-aging properties.

So you can still enjoy your fruit but focus on raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, apples, pears and grapefruit.

Avoid bananas, mangoes and melon because they’re high in sugars but low in anti-aging benefits.



Cut out sugar

December 11, 2012 5 comments
Sugar sugar

Sugar sugar (Photo credit: dhammza)

OK, so I’ve gone Paleo so I’m doing this already. But, if you just want to cut out sugar from your diet, because let’s face it, it’s bad for you, causes diabetes and now I discover makes your skin age too. I mean, really, why would you reach for the sweets now!

So, here’s a few top tips

-stop it, simple

-cut out refined sugar products including packaged breakfast cereals, rice, pasta, cakes and biscuits

-increase your protein intake, it’ll keep the cravings at bay and plump out your skin

-avoid alcohol, or switch to a lower sugar one. Swap white wine for vodka!

-eat foods high in chromium, it controls your blood sugar – wholegrains, nuts, eggs

-if you’re really suffering take L-glutamine as a supplement, it reduces the urge for sweet foods

-stop thinking of it as a reward – are sweets really a reward if they give you wrinkles?

Sugar is as ageing as smoking and sunbathing

December 10, 2012 Leave a comment

Forget botox or plastic surgery – if you want to reverse the ravages of time quit Sugar.

That’s right – research has shown that it is as damaging to your body as smoking and sunbathing – well, when it comes to aging. It’s not as linked to cancer as the other too!

But seriously folks, I’ve been saying this forever. YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT

Research published in the British Journal of Dermatology has shown that sugar makes your skin more wrinkled and thinner. And what’s worse, the ageing effects are quicker once you’re over 35 years old.

When you eat sugar Advanced Glycation Ends are formed in the bloodstream. Ironically shortened to AGE, these accumulate and damage collagen and elastin. It also makes your skin more susceptible to damage from other agers including cigarette smoke and UV rays.