Listen, I really don't like getting on the I-told-you-so bandwagon, but I have been telling everyone I know that eliminating sugar from my diet totally changed my skin. (I cut out both the refined and unrefined stuff two years ago.) The compliments on my glowing visage have nothing to do with youth, I have long sworn, and everything to do with my diet — and now some scientists have backed me up! The British Journal of Dermatology now reports that sugar causes the skin to develop molecules that prevent the skin from being able to produce collagen. Sugar damage begins to take its toll starting at age 35, they also report. But it's not too late to save yourself! Unlike, say, sun damage, sugar damage can be undone by eliminating the sweet stuff and taking a good B-complex vitamin. Seriously, what are you waiting for? [MSNBC]
"Case in point: I'm devoted to Jack and Cokes. What should I do? Drink Diet?"
Jack and ice. Or just jack. The tree flesh taste only burns for about a second.
"FYI: most everything today uses high-fructose corn syrup, #1 fattener of the U.S. populace."
Ah-hah. Just cut that out. Only drink mexican/canadian coca-cola. No embargo with Cuba, they use sugar. Or just stop drinking sodas. No corn syrup in beer. Well, good beer. can't vouch for the watery yank brew. And if fruits are good, I assume wine is good.
And walk everywhere. I've never been as healthy as I was from walking around Moscow and London. Stupid Los Angeles and its lack of public transport.