I hope your week has gone well so far. It is time to round out the conversation about sugar and gluten having a major role in skin problems.
We now know that one of the key (and easiest) ways to find out if these foods are contributing to your skin problems is to take them out of the diet for a couple of weeks, and monitor the skin to see what impact they are having, if any.
Like what we have learned about dairy and wheat gluten, refined white sugars (and all it's various forms) have also been linked to sparking breakouts and other problems. We also know sugar is a problem with obesity and other health issues.
In my book "Acne Free in 3 Days", I go to great lengths to educate my readers on the role sugar plays in their skin, but it goes further than that.
Too much sugar impairs liver function, increases insulin spikes, and feeds the yeast in the digestive tract called Candida. Not to mention what havoc it plays on teeth and gums.
The average person consumes 22 teaspoons of sugar per day! Among teems, it averages 34. The average American consumes 150-170 POUNDS of sugar a year.
Our bodies just weren't designed for this.
Consider the "original" human diet of lean meats, fruits, and grains and the average 3 teaspoons equivalent from fruit and grain that converted into glucose. This is FAR less than today.
All of this impairs skin and health functions. I often challenge my clients to give up sugar for 1 month and see the difference this one step has, not just for their skin health but their overall well being.
The trick to this is to know all the various names sugar goes under. Here are the main names for sugar you should look for on labels of all foods, as it is in almost ALL prepackaged and processed food! The list will probably shock you.
Beet Sugar, Brown Sugar, Buttered Syrup, Cane-Juice Crystals, Cane Sugar, Caramel, Carob Syrup, Corn Syrup, Corn Syrup Solids, Date Sugar, Dextran, Dextrose, Diatase, Diastatic Malt, Ethyl Maltol, Fructose, Fruit Juice, Fruit Juice Concentrate, Glucose, Glucose Solids, Golden Sugar, Golden Syrup, Grape Sugar, High-Fructose, Corn Syrup, Honey, Invert Sugar, Lactose, Malt Syrup, Maltodextrin, Maltose, Mannitol, Molasses, Raw Sugar, Refiner's Syrup, Sorbitol, Sorghum Syrup, Sucrose, Sugar, Turbinado Sugar, and Yellow Sugar.
WHEW! So, how much sugar is in the food you eat?
Tomorrow I am going to give you a list of common foods in the diet that contain hidden sugar. More shocking news is on the way.
I hope you are finding this information helpful to your effort to look and feel great. Understanding what you consume and realizing you have many choices can help you do just that....look and feel GREAT!
Wishing you a healthy and joyous day,
The Hardest Working Guy In Skin Care
"Inspiring Healthy Choices For Better Living."