Advanced Glycation End-products (AGES)

PREMATURE AGING and DISEASE: The Scourge of Highly Processed Foods

Advanced Glycation End products (AGEs) are created through a spontaneous reaction between sugars and proteins, lipids, or DNA. Over time, AGEs build up in the system contributing to premature aging and age-related diseases such as diabetes, atherosclerosis, chronic kidney disease and Alzheimer’s disease.
Limiting dietary AGEs has been shown to reduce levels of inflammation and oxidative stress, thus lowering the risk of chronic diseases. Highly processed sugared products are dangerously high in AGEs and should be studiously avoided.