Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Sugar and skin

Asian Heart Inst CSG] Sugar and skin
P. Venkatraman via
6:03 PM (15 hours ago)
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Ever seen a alcoholic? You can easily recognize one by the pale texture of his facial skin. He looks aged far beyond his years. His skin lacks vibrancy and is often described as being 'papery'.

Ever seen a diabetic? He has the same looks as a alcoholic. Even a diabetics skin is papery.

Whats common in both cases?

What is common is that both have a lot of sugar in various forms cruising in their blood streams in a rather out of control fashion.

Sugar when consumed, causes a process called 'Glycation'. This goes and destroys the proteins that make the skin vibrant and young.

Here is a quick note titled 'What is Glycation'

And an extract and link from Elle advising women why they should avoid sugar.
"The proteins in skin most prone to glycation are the same ones that make a youthful complexion so plump and springy—collagen and elastin. When those proteins hook up with renegade sugars, they become discolored, weak, and less supple; this shows up on the skin’s surface as wrinkles, sagginess, and a loss of radiance. "

You may not be an alcoholic or a diabetic. But the sugar that you consume is sure going to be glycating with your collagen and your elastin.


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