Sugar and Spice and Everything Not-so-Nice

High blood-sugar levels aren’t ideal in any way, but recent studies show they can actually make your skin age faster. Sugar can break down skin’s collagen and elastin, which are what helps keep your skin looking young and healthy; however, blood-sugar levels can be lowered with healthy diet and exercise. It is best to avoid sugar and refined carbohydrates as much as possible-refined carbohydrates are converted to glucose in the body.



Constantly eating out tends to be detrimental to health over the long term due to the fact that these meals are chock full of sodium, sugar, fat, and other additives (although it might not be obvious) to make the food taste better. If you are going to eat out, it is recommended to check online for nutrition facts, or ask for the nutrition facts sheet before you order your food. This way, you can prevent eating things that you would never think are unhealthy. It’s wise to stay away from takeout meals as much as possible because they can result in higher blood-sugar levels.