When your blood sugar levels go up rapidly (i.e. after eating a very sugary snack or meal), the sugar attaches to the collagen in your skin, making it less elastic.
When you are reading food labels, have a look at the grams of sugar, divide it by four and that equals the number of teaspoons of sugar in that food item. For example, a tin of apparently ‘healthy’ Baked Beans has 24 grams of sugar, which means 6 teaspoons of sugar!
Here are some more shockers:
Average chocolate bar = 8 teaspoons;
150ml low-fat yogurt = 10 teaspoons;
2 slices of white bread = 8 teaspoons;
Small glass of cranberry juice = 9 teaspoons.
Wow. That’s a LOT of sugar. And we often call this ‘hidden’ sugar as it’s not obvious to us.
- Eat natural, healthy, one-ingredient foods.
- Make at least half of your diet raw, i.e. lots of vegetables, some fruit, nuts, seeds etc.
- Cut out (or at least cut down) your intake of processed foods, i.e. the foods in packages.
- Use natural sweeteners like Agave, honey and organic maple syrup instead of sugar.
- Reduce your alcohol intake – SORRY!!!
I hope that helps.
Ps/ Watch out for those hidden sugars – ALWAYS read food labels.