Looks like your breakfast muffin, your turkey-bacon-avocado on focaccia, your wheat thins and ritz crackers, those brownies you had for dessert… they are all aging you faster than you should.
By aging, what do I mean? More than just the wrinkles on the outside.
Aging is happening EVERYWHERE in your body. Your skin, your joints, the rate your organs are functioning, how well your metabolism runs… these are all things that naturally decline as you get older.
I’m sure you’re not interested in speeding up the process, right?!
Here’s how wheat is doing just that.
Advanced Glycation End Products
Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) are proteins or lipids that become glycated as a result of exposure to sugar. These compounds are a culprit in the development of degenerative disease, such as diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, chronic renal failure and atherosclerosis can speed up the aging process dramatically.
So if sugar is the cause of AGEs, then why is wheat a problem?
Wheat contains a carbohydrate called Amylopectin-A, which actually can spike your blood sugar higher than pure table sugar!
Basically meaning that when you eat a slice of bread, it has the same effect on your blood sugar as if you had eaten a sugary treat.
Here are some numbers to show my point:
Studies have found that 2 slices of whole wheat toast spikes blood sugar levels from 86 to 155 within just 45 minutes!
Wheat = blood sugar spike = production of AGEs = aging faster. Simple as that.
The good news is, life isn’t so bad without wheat. If you can, try to eliminate it entirely. Or at least keep it out of your own home and only eat it when out with friends or if family members are feeding you.
Next, I’m going to teach you some of the best ANTI-AGING foods out there as well as some good replacements for wheat in your diet!
5 Of The Best Anti-Aging Foods On The Planet
These nutrient-dense foods fuel your organs, nourish your skin and keep your blood sugar levels stable. Not only that, but they are good at helping you maintain your ideal weight!
#1 Organic Eggs
Eggs are an incredible superfood! And don’t worry – studies have confirmed that there is NO link between egg consumption and heart disease.
Eggs contain all nine essential amino acids, six grams of high-quality protein, important minerals and even some vitamin D.
Always try to find eggs from a reliable local source. If you can’t find local then always opt for organic, free-range eggs from the grocery store.
Drew Canole is a rockstar in the world of fitness, nutrition and mindset, with a huge heart for others and doing his part to transform the world, one person at a time.
As the founder and CEO of Fitlife.TV, he is committed to sharing educational, inspirational and entertaining videos and articles about health, fitness, healing and longevity. He is also a best selling author and the founder of Organifi, an organic, incredibly delicious greens powder, chock-full of superfoods to make juicing easy no matter your busy schedule.
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