Worst Foods for Your Joints Skin and Blood Sugar
There are about 8 different foods that have now been clinically identified as having a MAJOR impact on health, depending on the daily quantity eaten. The three vitally important metabolic processes required to process these foods cause ageing (wrinkled skin), joint pain and blood sugar instability.
These three processes that your metabolism has to go through to digest these foods are "glycation", "inflammation", and finally "oxidation". Wheat specifically deals with "glycation" when your body tries to digest it because it producers a few substances called AGEP (Advanced Glycation End Products).
1. Whole Wheat
Although there are other foods that also directly affect joints and blood sugar, "whole wheat" is probably the worst because it contains an unusual carbohydrate not found in any other foods called Amylopectin-A. Clinical trials show that wheat products will spike blood sugar even HIGHER than pure table sugar.
Unstable blood sugar levels seen in type II diabetics has shown to increase joint pain, sugar levels and cause the skin to wrinkle prematurely. The amylopectin-A found in wheat will raise your blood sugar a lot more than any other carbohydrate source’s available.
Wheat-based foods like breads, cereals, bagels, muffins, and any other baked goods cause higher blood-sugar-levels than any other carbohydrate source. The problem is compounded with carcinogenic chemicals found in wheat called acrylamides which form the browned portion on breads, cereals, muffins etc.
Without going into the specific details on exactly how other foods directly affect joint and skin health, the list below includes 6 other foods that will also have a dramatic effect on your blood sugar levels. It should be noted that some are also more carcinogenic when taken over a long term of more than ten years.
Sugar causes inflammation of joints which then will cause the blood sugar spikes, very taxing on your body’s immune system when blood sugar levels go soaring up and then crashing continuously.
Although salt does no cause inflammation directly it causes bloating which then causes inflammation to be more pronounced.
The gluten found in wheat, rye and barley has been shown to be a lot worse in those with a gluten intolerance, but generally gluten causes joint pain, skin ageing, bloating, stomach aches and many other problems.
5. Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
MSG is a very common neurotoxin added by food manufacturers so that the food is "enhanced'. MSG has shown in studies to increase joint pain, but MSG intolerance include swelling and painful joints, sluggish movements, slurred speech, headaches, memory loss and general fatigue.
6. Saturated FatsStudies show that there is a direct link with joint pain caused in inflammatory foods causing the joint area to be painful and inflamed.
7. Trans Fats (partially hydrogenated oils)
Trans-fats are used to preserve foods so that shelf life capabilities are increased. Trans-fats cause clogging in arteries and have shown to also be carcinogenic.
8. Refined Carbohydrates
Refined carbohydrates are everywhere we look, all processed flour, baked goods, and white rice and breakfast cereals. When grains are highly processed any decent nutritional value which was there have been removed.
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