What do your cereals, canned juices, jams, ketchup, sodas, and ice creams all have in common? If you guessed sugar, you’re right!

According to the American Heart Association, the ideal amount of sugar consumption is 9 teaspoons for men and 6 for women. The actual consumption of sugar in India is 27.2 million metric tonnes.

Let’s have a look at the effect our sugar intake has on the skin:

Inflammation

High glycemic foods such as refined bread, sugar, and soda – quickly convert to sugar and eating these foods causes your insulin levels to drastically increase, leading to a “burst of inflammation,” according to Dr. Nicolas Perricone.

Wrinkles

The inflammation produces enzymes that break down the collagen – leading to sagging skin and wrinkles.

Oily Skin

Moreover, it is a dehydrating substance so it increases oil production. It also influences the skin’s oxygenated and glowing nature. An increased oil production leads to more breakouts, swelling, and acne.

Pigmentation

The more your sugar consumption, the more likely it is that you will develop an insulin resistance, resulting in excessive hair growth and dark patches or pigmentation on the neck and other parts of the body.

The effects of reducing your sugar intake can be seen as soon as after 48-72 hours. Are there any more effects that we should know about?? Let us know in the comments section below.