Is Sugar Damaging Your Health & Appearance?

April 2, 2014

Sugar DamageExcess sugar in our bodies is possibly one of most damaging elements to our appearance. Here is why; After they pass over our taste buds and give us the sugar rush, the sugar molecules begin to attack otherwise healthy cells.

In a process called glycation, excess sugar in our blood stream attacks the proteins throughout our bodies. These sugar molecules attach themselves to proteins, much like a parasite. Once bonding happens, that particular protein becomes glycated. A visual example of glycation in action is the browning and hardening process we see when placing a piece of bread in the toaster.

Essentially, every visible sign we attribute to aging skin, including dark circles, wrinkles, fine lines, discoloration, sagging, uneven skin tones, stress, loss of elasticity can all be attributed to the process of glycation. This process causes the capillaries to leak, triggering what we recognize as spider veins. The same process can happen in the under-eye area, which we know as dark circles.

Avoid sugar when possible and drink plenty of water to help flush it through your system. It is sometimes the small things which can have the greatest effect on our health and appearance. If you suffer with dark circles, extra care and attention is necessary to alleviate this problem. Avoiding sugar, in conjunction with the other remedies you are using would be a wise decision. This can fully treat this condition as well as the general effect of aging on your body.