Excess processed sugar in your diet, even in small amounts can cause dark circles, wrinkles, dehydrate skin and can fast track the aging process. Sugar is in just about everything we eat, from natural sugars in foods like fruit and vegetables to added sugars in processed foods including soft drinks, cakes and biscuits.
American food and health guru Michael Pollan has a simple solution; “We should not be eating anything our grandparent’s grandparents wouldn’t have eaten,” he says.
Antioxidant rich foods such as deep coloured fruits, vegetables and legumes, nuts and spices can all help reduce inflammation.
Keep a photo diary of yourself over six months as you wean yourself off sugar. Most people are surprised at how much fresher – and younger they look.