Sugar isn’t always what you think it is. These days, most of it has been replaced with an impostor.

Known as high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), this synthetic sweetener masquerades as being natural and healthy. But a chemical reaction discovered in 1914 by the French chemist Louis Camille Maillard proves otherwise. Every time you consume the corn syrup, it acts as wrinkle fertilizer, courtesy of “glycation” – the process by which sugars like HFCS bind to amino acids in the bloodstream and become Advanced Glycation End (AGE) products. This class of toxins has been linked to inflammation, insulin resistance, diabetes, vascular and kidney disease, and Alzheimer’s.

Hardly natural, HFCS is made in a lab. Corn syrup is chemically altered in such a way that it becomes “high-fructose” corn syrup.” This leads to a much higher rate of AGE production than occurs with plain old sugar. As sure as night follows day, AGE products bind to collagen, causing it to get twisted and tangled. This shows up as age spots, wrinkles, and everything else that makes skin look old and crumbly.

So steer clear of HFCS. Instead, opt for stevia or erythritol.

[Ed. Note: Health expert Shane Ellison simplifies complex health issues while revealing the supplements and lifestyle habits that can help you beat today’s pandemic killers. Want to learn how to overcome obesity, heart disease, and even cancer? Discover the latest natural cures? Read more here.]
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