Most of us have a sweet tooth; however processed sugar is bad to our health and our skin. Refined carbohydrates, sugary treats and processed foods spike insulin which can trigger a surge of other hormones that can create an increase in oil production that causes blemishes. It also causes our skin to be stiff and brittle and the end results are a loss of elasticity, wrinkles and sagging. What we eat, sooner are later will show on our face.
Dr. Wright’s Tip
Try alternatives to sugar such as an artificial sweetener and avoid drinking soft drinks as they are loaded with refined sugar. Eat fresh fruits for that natural sweet taste instead of foods high in processed ingredients. By eating fresh fruit like blueberries, strawberries and cherries you are eating something packed with anti-oxidants that can improve the appearance of skin and slow down the aging process. As well try substituting your white rice, pasta and breads with whole grains. For that between meal snack, try eating peanut butter. Peanut butter has monosaturated fats, which are healthy for general skin well being and for our body.
Say No to Sugar!