Getting old has many effects on the body from vision loss, loss of mental agility, to more serious health conditions like diabetes, heart and circulatory ailments.

But sugar is a culprit that can wreak havoc on your body and accelerate the aging process.

If you're looking for a powerful anti-aging strategy and a way to boost your longevity, living a sugar free lifestyle may just be the solution.

Sugar circulating in the blood stream combines with proteins in our body to create advanced glycation end products (AGEs). AGEs are a normal part of your metabolism. But too many AGEs can cause damage throughout your body.

Simply put, AGEs age you.

How Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs) Age You Fast!
These molecules leave a path of destruction throughout your body. AGEs are responsible for the nerve death, tissue damage and eye problems associated with diabetes. And they play a big role in the stiffening of the arteries associated with heart disease.

How does this happen?

AGEs do three different things to age your body fast:
1. They cross-link with proteins, stiffening affected tissues.
2. They increase oxidative stress also known as free radical damage.
3. They trigger inflammation through a number of pathways.

While AGEs are found throughout the body, tissues that go through less cellular renewal over time are the most vulnerable to AGE damage. This includes the tissue in your arteries and heart, the lens of the eye, muscle tissue, joints and tendons.

By cross-linking with proteins like collagen, AGEs turns tissue from being pliant and healthy into wiry, scarred wrecks inside your body. Arteriosclerosis is an example of this.

But this is only the beginning of the problems AGEs cause...

Because along with AGE come RAGE!
Some tissues – like the muscles, heart and lungs - have a high number of specialized receptors called (appropriately) RAGEs. When activated by AGEs, RAGEs trigger an immune response.[2] Macrophages, special white blood cells which are tasked to clear the body of debris, churn through these tissues spurring inflammation and damage in their wake.

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Author's Bio: 

Dr. Mark Drucker earned his Medical degree and Bachelor of Sciences degree form the University of Tennessee. Dr. Drucker began his medical career 23 years ago specializing in nutritional and natural medicine. Dr. Drucker is co-host of the popular radio talk show "Health Talk, A Second Opinion," is a distinguished speaker on natural health topics, and is the co-founder and Medical Director of the Center for Advanced Medicine. He is a certified member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging medicine, the American Academy of General Physicians, and a Diplomat Candidate of the American Board of Chelation Therapy, as well as a fellow member of the American College for the Advancement of Medicine.