While brands might promote "healthier sugar" alternatives, sugar is still sugar regardless of its form.
From rock sugar (冰糖) to honey rock sugar (石蜂糖) and chinese red sugar (红糖) , these sweet additions pose risks to both your beauty and health. Honey, which has been widely advertised to be a "good" substitute of sugar, is still sugar, consisting of fructose and glucose.
Unveiling the reasons behind our insistence on sugar-free bird's nests, let's delve into the detrimental effects of sugar on your well-being.
Saggy Skin & Wrinkles
High-glycemic foods such as sugar accelerate collagen and elastin breakdown, leading to premature skin ageing. Both collagen and elastin are responsible for keeping your skin healthy and plump. Say goodbye to plump, youthful skin and hello to wrinkles and sagging.
Skin Yellowing & Spots
Advanced glycation end products (AGEs), sugar by-products, contribute to skin issues like acanthosis nigricans, causing dark discoloration in body folds and creases.
Digested sugars attach to collagen, triggering inflammation-related problems such as acne and rosacea. Moreover, sugar elevates testosterone levels, intensifying oil production and aggravating skin concerns.
Excess Hair Growth
Constantly consuming high sugar levels leads to insulin resistance, potentially resulting in hirsutism. Excessive growth of dark and coarse hair in women, particularly in areas like the chin, upper lip, inner thighs, and chest, may occur.
Sugar is an empty calorie, providing no nutritional value. Excessive sugar, particularly fructose, contributes to visceral fat accumulation, leading to the phenomenon known as "skinny fat."
Consuming excessive sugar, including added sugar, poses health risks, including chronic diseases, diabetes, and cardiovascular issues. The good news is that this process can be reversed. By actively reducing added sugar intake and opting for low glycemic index foods, your body can repair itself, resulting in healthier skin. Remember, true beauty starts from within.
Discover why we use monk fruit (罗汉果) in our bird's nests in our other informative article. Take the first step towards a healthier you!