Thursday, February 28, 2013

Dehydration Cause Heart Disorders

What is the relationship between heart problems with dehydration. The question may be in the minds of many ordinary people.

Nutrition experts, Luciana Susanto explained most of the human body consists of water. None of the organ that contains no water, including the bones. Therefore, adequate water supply, which is eight glasses of water every day, will help the human body organs working properly.

Speaking of heart, he, like other organs have specific functions. The function of the heart to pump blood around the body. When the body is dehydrated, the blood flow in and out of the brain are not balanced. This is because, veins of the brain is not working properly because of lack of fluids.



Black Cumin Potential for ARV Drugs HIV / AIDS

Hexane extracts of black cumin (Nigella sativa Lor) was developed as a potential immunomodulator in patients with immunodeficiencies such as HIV-AIDS infected patients has decreased the number of CD4 cells, said Akrom Kes, lecturer at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University Ahmad Dahlan in Yogyakarta.
   
"Hexane extract of black cumin seeds (EHBJH) can be developed as a chemopreventive agent antikarsinogenesis through cytoprotective antioxidant and immunomodulatory mechanisms," he said in an open doctoral examination in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Gadjah Mada (UGM) in Yogyakarta, on Monday (04/02/2013).
According to him, the effect EHBJH can improve lymphocyte CD4, CD8, IFNgamma levels, and hematoprotektor. The success of black cumin seeds to increase the number of CD4 and CD8 cells as well as the impact on CD4CD25Treg cell population gives hope to patients with HIV-AIDS antiretroviral therapy (ARV) as adjuvant therapy.



Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Distinguish Oil for Cooking and 'Dressing'

When celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse mix and soak the garlic in olive oil, he not only made the heart-friendly oil (full of fat and omega-9 monounsaturated), the material is telling to me saute your vegetables.
The chef Lagasse also make healthy food more attractive. This is not meant to encourage you to use more oil, even though it was kind of good oil. (Remember one tablespoon of olive oil already has 100 calories). Essentially, you can use them for maximum health and satisfaction in eating food.
Basically there are two types of oil. First, the good oil for cooking because it has a high boiling point. Both types of oil that should be used to warm temperatures, soak the food and salad dressing, such as olive oil.



Reading on Electronic Device Damage Eyes

Today most people prefer mobile devices such as tablet to surf the Internet, including reading books, newspapers, or magazines. However, if the digital device is friendly to the eyes?

Basically if it is still within the limits of moderation, read through electronic devices will not damage the eye. But if you spend a long time (over two hours) staring at a screen, be it a computer, smart phone, or tablet, you become vulnerable to computer vision syndrome (computer vision syndrome / CVS).

CVS symptoms include irritation, the eye red, watery, or feel dry. Then, eyestrain, the eyes feel tired, eyelids or forehead feels heavy. In addition to hard focus, usually these symptoms are also accompanied by headaches.

CVS is caused by a decreased frequency of blinking due to using computers for a long time, while the computer and light settings wrong.



Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Black Tea Effectively Eliminate Fat

Savor a cup of tea in the scrape the fat has been widely demonstrated in numerous scientific studies. One type of tea that can be selected is black tea.
According to experts, molecular genetics UB Malang Prof. Fatchiyah Kes, brew black tea is one of the effective ways to reduce obesity. The content of catechins in black tea compounds is an important substance that plays a role in the fight against fat.
"The effect of catechin from black tea makers are taken for approximately 90 days will be able to lose weight significantly, because of the influence of these catechins can inhibit insulin-Like Growth Factor (IGF-1) as a ligand binds to its receptor," said Fatchiyah in Malang, Wednesday (20/02/2013).
He said, various research has been done to reduce obesity by exploring natural herbs as a healthy drink. Sebutsaja such as green tea, black tea, mixed fruit and vegetable juices, and other herbal ingredients.



5 Steps to Becoming Vegetarian

Increased awareness of healthy eating make a vegetarian diet or consume only plant foods more and more enthusiasts. Diet is also considered to be more friendly to animals and the environment.

According to nutrition experts from the Mayo Clinic, a well-planned vegetarian diet can meet the actual good nutrition is needed, both in adults and elderly, even children.

If you are interested in becoming a vegetarian, here are five steps that can be done to bridge the current diet with a vegetarian.

Step 1
Write down whatever reason that you become a vegetarian. Although you are already know the reason, try to write it will help explore your deepest motivations.



Monday, February 25, 2013

There are 3 New In Pattern Diet Myths

Looking for a new way to lose weight? His case, the current diet tricks to lose weight can not necessarily work well. Especially if the person concerned lazy and follow the tips were half-hearted. In this article it will be extended three believed to reduce weight and then turned into a myth, as reported by the Real AgeMyth 1. Eating five times a day in small portions. The initial idea was a way to keep blood sugar levels stable and make the body's energy remains high. The problem is, many people end up eating five times a day in a normal portion.

Signs of Dehydration Children

Dehydration in children is often not recognized by parents. According to specialists nutritional and metabolic diseases son of Indonesia Faculty of Medicine (Faculty) Titis Prawitasari, children usually like to play so parents think cheerful regardless of the signs of dehydration him.
In fact, the fluid is one of the most important elements for the body, in addition to other nutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals. Liquids make up most of the volume of the body, which is 55 percent women, 60 percent in men, and even 75 percent in children.
"Due to the large percentage of fluid in the body of the child, parents need to recognize the signs of dehydration children," said Titis.
Titis explained, there are some symptoms or signs of children affected by dehydration. Parents need to recognize the following symptoms:
In infants, ages 0 to 1 year, the signs are: dry mouth and chapped lips, nearly cried when no tears came out, the child appears sleepy, fatigue, anxiety and sunken eyes, hollow appeared in the crown , pale hands and feet, decreased urination and more concentrated and smell, if it is severe dehydration the body turgor pressure decreases so that when pinched was not immediately returned.


Sunday, February 24, 2013

Give Kids Diarrhea Drink Right Now

In the group of children aged 1-4 years, diarrhea is the leading cause of death. Dehydration due to repeatedly urinate, sometimes accompanied by vomiting will cause disruption of the body's electrolyte balance. Prevent dehydration by giving enough fluids must be considered.
Best drinks to replace lost fluids is an oral rehydration solution (ORS). CRO is a fluid that contains electrolytes are sodium, potassium, and chloride channels can replace lost fluids effectively. Besides these drinks also contain glucose in an amount not excessively so relatively low osmolarity. Examples of the CRO is oralit.
"But avoid electrolyte drinks istonik because the content is not appropriate for diarrhea, making it the most effective is the CRO. Fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health has recommended that," said the child's digestive specialists Muzal Kadim at the seminar entitled "The Importance of Body Fluids Sufficiency Diarrhea in Children "held the Pocari Sweat, Saturday (23/02/2013) in Jakarta.



How to Treat Diarrhea in Children

Not a few parents who thought she diarrhea is a sign that the child will run immediately, even though it was not true.

In addition, public misperceptions treating children diarrhea is giving juice. Yet according to Children's Gastroenterology Specialist Sub RSCM, dr Muzal Kadim, SpA (K) had any effect on diarrhea dehydration.

"If you drink juice, just water in the body is attracted to the substances contained concentrated juice.'s Why when diarrhea is best given oral rehydration fluids or oral rehydration salts," said Muzal explained on the sidelines of Pocari Sweat Conference-10, in Jakarta, Saturday (23/2).

Muzal reminded body ion replacement drink is not a drink treatment of diarrhea. Ion replacement drink body only used as a preventive body hydrated.



Tomato juice Overcome Fatigue After Sports




  When your muscles feel sore after a grueling session at the gym,
what do you do? Are mengompresnya with cold water or drinking energy drinks?

Apparently, there is a simpler way. Studies of the General Chemical State Laboratory in Greece revealed that tomato juice was better to help restore tired muscles after exercise. Because tomatoes provide important compounds, namely lycopene, which is believed to assist in the recovery of muscle and blood sugar levels return to normal after being stretched.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Cinnamon Mask Overcome Acne stubborn



  At this time, the rain had started to frequent. Increasingly felt the change of seasons, from the heat of the moment is more often cloudy. For some people, change of weather can also affect your skin. So do not be surprised if the recent skin acne.

Many natural way to overcome the problem of acne. However, did you know that a combination of honey, cinnamon, and nutmeg were quite effective against acne?

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Black Cumin Potential for ARV Drugs HIV / AIDS

Hexane extracts of black cumin (Nigella sativa Lor) was developed as a potential immunomodulator in patients with immunodeficiencies such as HIV-AIDS infected patients has decreased the number of CD4 cells, said Akrom Kes, lecturer at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University Ahmad Dahlan in Yogyakarta.
   
"Hexane extract of black cumin seeds (EHBJH) can be developed as a chemopreventive agent antikarsinogenesis through cytoprotective antioxidant and immunomodulatory mechanisms," he said in an open doctoral examination in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Gadjah Mada (UGM) in Yogyakarta, on Monday (04/02/2013).
According to him, the effect EHBJH can improve lymphocyte CD4, CD8, IFNgamma levels, and hematoprotektor. The success of black cumin seeds to increase the number of CD4 and CD8 cells as well as the impact on CD4CD25Treg cell population gives hope to patients with HIV-AIDS antiretroviral therapy (ARV) as adjuvant therapy.



Tread Dara Treat Leukemia

Leaves and flowers vinca (Catharanthus roseus) may be a cure leukemia. Student Department of Chemistry Education, Yogyakarta State University (UNY), Arif Yoga Pratama, Ari Purnomo, and Amallia Nugrahaeni, researching tea from the leaves and flowers vinca alkaloid-containing vinblastine, vincristine, leurosine, catharanthine and efficacious anticancer lochnerine.

"Plants are inexpensive and easy to obtain. The main chemical constituents are potent anticancer alkaloid compounds vincristine and vinblastine, "Arif said as quoted by the site UNY, Friday (11/1).



Wednesday, February 20, 2013

These foods Natural Teeth Cleaning

Chairman of the Indonesian Association of Periodontology (fiery) Commissariat Jakarta, Drg Day Perio Sunarto Sp (K), said fiber-rich foods may be cleaning the teeth surface naturally.

"Fibrous foods like apples, vegetables, it can be 'self-cleansing' or natural cleaners for dental plaque, because it indirectly food could rub the surface of the teeth," said Day in a ceremony at the Brass-Cirebon, in Brass, Wednesday (20/2) night.

Based on the studies that have been done, there is a tendency for people in rural areas who often eat fibrous foods tend to be lower caries or decay on the tooth surface. "Instead of urban communities who ate fast food, tend to be more susceptible to caries," he said.



Stress and Anxiety Lower Sperm Quality

Man's ability to produce sperm quality was associated closely with the ability to deal with stress. Those with high levels of stress in the long run tend to produce semen with low sperm concentration.
Recent study by Italian researchers found that men who had high levels of anxiety also tend to produce sperm that looks damaged or not quick swim. Even so, a fertility therapist who was not involved in the study said, is difficult to apply the results of such research in the general population because the respondents in the study were those who followed treatment at fertility clinics.
"Do they become less fertile or stress because stress makes them infertile?" Tina Jensen of Copenhagen said that examines the environmental factors on the quality of sperm.



Sunday, February 17, 2013

Four Key Healthy Eating

Having a healthy diet so the challenge for modern society in today's fast-paced. Quite often, the demands of work make us choose fast food as a way out.

No one did, but it would be better if we eat healthy foods.

Nutritionists MRCCC Siloam Hospital Semanggi, Dr. Samuel Oetoro, MS, SpGK, explained there are four key healthy eating, there are, namely the number, types, schedules, and cooking tricks.

'Number', Samuel said, referring to the amount of food consumed should be in accordance with the needs of the body, should not be more or less.



Sugar Can Be Healing Wounds

Sugar may be used as an alternative healing wounds. A small study conducted by nurses and doctors in the United Kingdom examined the effects of sugar for treatment of wounds is a recipe handed down from a family, as reported by the BBC.

Murandu Moses, the man from Zimbabwe who are studying at Birmingham University, said her father used to treat wounds granulating sugar. According to him, the sugar can prevent the increase in the number of bacteria at the site of injury.

He found some success from a small study done in 35 hospitals in Birmingham. According to him, the study of the benefits of sugar need to be developed further.



Thursday, February 14, 2013

Don't Gratuitous consumption of antibiotics, this impact is

Clinical microbiologists from the University of Indonesia, Prof. Dr. Usman C Warsa Phd SP MK (K) warned the public not to consume antibiotics carelessly.

"Ideally antibiotics in case of infection caused by bacteria or fungi. If only ordinary heat or cold antibiotics was wrong," Usman said in a press conference "8th National Symposium of Antimicrobial Resistance Watch Indonesia" in Jakarta on Thursday.

According to Professor of Clinical Microbiology Faculty of medicine-RSCM, if hot laboratory tests should be performed first to determine the cause of the heat.

"If overseas has been like that. Insurers will not pay if no laboratory examination first," he explained.



10 Diseases When "Traveling"

In addition to travel tickets and accommodation, travelers should not forget health care. The tour can be messy if you suddenly get sick or contracting diseases. Moreover, quite a lot of disease that is very contagious.
According to experts, allergy immunology clinic of the Department of Medicine Faculty of medicine-RSCM Dr.Iris Rengganis Sp.PD, travel is potentially infectious disease, especially diseases that are transmitted through coughing and sneezing and transmission running quickly.
"At a certain disease can result in death, such as meningitis," said Iris in the event titled Traveling Comfortable, Protect Yourself with Vasinasi in Jakarta, Thursday (14.02.13).



Wednesday, February 13, 2013

13 Benefits of Spinach


Cartoon character Popeye was very fond of vegetables. He said, these greens can provide extra energy to the body when the fight with Brutus. Not only popeye, spinach consumption is also very good for us, you know. In addition to adding energy, there are many other benefits that we can enjoy from spinach.

Importance of Free Play for Children

The child's world is a world of play. But there are many parents who considered playing as a waste of time. As a result, children's games always inserted the "learned" so far from pleasant.
The experts emphasized the importance of play is for children to play freely. The activities included important to build the capacity of decision-making imagination, improve fitness, develop the brain, as well as coordination and cooperation.
In a survey conducted in the United States known to kid-free time has decreased by more than 7 hours per week in 1981 and 1997, to only 2 hours per week in 1997 to 2003.



Chiropractic

Later this method of healing spinal complaint by hand or chiropractic increasingly recognized. This method is claimed to be safe for anyone, even for children and infants.

Chiropractic comes from the Greek, and practos chiros meaning done by hand. Therefore, this method is relatively safe for children, particularly for spine health.

"This method can be done by anyone who has the spine, including the two-week-old baby," said dr.Inez, chiropractors in talk show hosted by Kidzania and PT MHisamitsu Pharma Indonesia in Jakarta, Wednesday (13/02/13) .

Inez added backbone is the part of the body is very important because these are the nerve center called the spinal cord. "Disruption or changes in the function of the spine and affect the nervous system," says chiropractor of Chiropractic Citralife this.



Monday, February 11, 2013

Dengue flush with Nutrition

If there is still an early stage, the dengue fever does not need hospitalization. He just needs to rest at home, lots of drinking, and eating nutritious foods and do not forget to take medicine physician. The problem, nutritious foods such as what to diasup patients?
Just as people with fever, dengue fever patients should drink plenty to avoid dehydration. At the time of the fever, the body loses a lot of fluids. To replace fluids, patients should drink a lot. If you usually drink 8 glasses of water per day, drink more.
Perhaps water, fruit juice, or syrup, but do not drink soda. If so choice of fruit juices, look for fruits that are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. Intake of high levels of vitamin C will help your body fight infection and increase endurance so quickly recovers to its original condition.



Food Ingredients Make a Healthy Brain

Healthy foods can improve memory and slow cognitive decline. Consuming foods rich in certain compounds can also help to maintain a good mental skills to senior citizens.

A recent study has shown how some types of food can help improve brain memory, as quoted from MedicalDaily.

Omega-3 fatty acids derived from fish such as salmon, are good sources of docosahexaenoic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid. Fatty acids are associated with increased cognitive function and lower levels of depression.



Sunday, February 10, 2013

Salted Fish Can Be Source of Calcium

The process of making dried fish will not remove the calcium content in fish. Therefore, salted fish can be one of the good sources of calcium for bones. Calcium levels found in fresh fish is relatively nothing was missing, when the fish is marinated.

"Even with the same weight, salted fish have higher levels of calcium than fresh fish. This is because the anchovies have less water content," said Chairman of the Sub Macro Community Nutrition Ministry of Health Mohammad Nasir in a talk show titled Balanced Nutrition for Health and Intelligence Children in Jakarta, Wednesday (06/02/2013).

Because salted fish has a high calcium content, it does not mean the same as the total nutrient content of fresh fish. The process of washing and warming is destroying the vitamins and minerals it contains.



Not Only Fueled Burn Fire, Recognize Type 5

Burns are not only caused by sparks or hot objects only. There are several types of burns are classified from cause burns. In order to be more careful when working or using equipment that could potentially cause burns, you should know more about the types of burns.
Plastic surgeon dr Hospital. Cipto Mangunkusumo (RSCM) Prasetyanugraheni describes the types of burns in Congres Burn Seminar on Saturday (09/02/2013), in Jakarta:
1. Fire burns
Fire burns caused by the contact of the body with fire. Fire burns can also be interpreted in contact with solid objects such as frying or strika heat. The severity depends on how long the body contact with the cause.



Saturday, February 9, 2013

8 Most Healthy Cooking Methods


 Food items that are rich in nutrients can actually turn out to be less healthy foods when cooked the wrong way. Yet there is a way to process the food was delicious but still healthy.

How to cook with high temperatures can destroy vitamins in vegetables, especially vitamin C, folate, and potassium, to 20 percent. Perhaps this is why the followers of the raw food diet (raw food) believes the best way to present the food is not cooked.

Yet research shows that most of the food would be more nutritious after cooking, such as carrots, spinach, and tomatoes. The cooking process will help release antioxidants by destroying the cell wall so important substances in vegetables is more easily absorbed by the body.

Here are 7 methods of cooking that are considered the healthiest:

1. Using the microwave
Cooking with a microwave is probably the most healthy for a short cooking time so the damage less nutrients. Research shows the most appropriate cooking vegetables is to microwave. Broccoli, for example, the vitamin C content is more optimal if cooked by microwave. Raw foods cooked by microwave it can be dry, but it can be prevented by adding a little water before it is heated. Make sure you are using a special meal for the microwave.

2. Boil
Boiling is an easy and fast way. You only need to add water and a little salt. However, the high temperatures and large quantities of water can reduce the amount of water soluble vitamins and minerals in vegetables by 70 percent. More advisable to boil carrots, broccoli, or zucchini (green vegetables like cucumbers).

3. Steam
Almost all kinds of food, from vegetables to fish steamed match. With this method of cooking food original flavor and nutrients remain intact.

4. Boil some water
Boil a little water (poaching) is the recommended way to foods such as fish, eggs, or fruits.

5. Burn
It is a method of cooking food directly to the heat or flames in no time. Burning is the recommended way to cook a cut of meat, such as satay.

6. Roast
Grilling is the recommended way to get a taste of the meat stays fresh and soft. But some of the research mentioned cooking methods can increase the risk of pancreatic cancer and cancer payduara. Grilling at high temperatures will produce a chemical reaction between the fat and protein in meat so as to produce a toxin that would destroy the balance of antioxidants in the body. It is known to trigger diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

7. Sauteing
This method only requires little cooking oil. Most of suitable food cooked in this way.

8. Not cooked
Raw food diet (raw food) are popular lately. Followers of this diet claim is the most healthy way for vitamins, minerals, fiber, and enzymes in vegetables is not lost. Even so some research called eating raw food will make us lose the antioxidant lycopene in tomatoes and the carrots or spinach.


Black Cumin Potential for ARV Drugs HIV / AIDS




Hexane extracts of black cumin (Nigella sativa Lor) was developed as a potential immunomodulator in patients with immunodeficiencies such as HIV-AIDS infected patients has decreased the number of CD4 cells, said Akrom Kes, lecturer at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University Ahmad Dahlan in Yogyakarta.
  
"Hexane extract of black cumin seeds (EHBJH) can be developed as a chemopreventive agent antikarsinogenesis through cytoprotective antioxidant and immunomodulatory mechanisms," he said in an open doctoral examination in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Gadjah Mada (UGM) in Yogyakarta, on Monday (04/02/2013).

According to him, the effect EHBJH can improve lymphocyte CD4, CD8, IFNgamma levels, and hematoprotektor. The success of black cumin seeds to increase the number of CD4 and CD8 cells as well as the impact on CD4CD25Treg cell population gives hope to patients with HIV-AIDS antiretroviral therapy (ARV) as adjuvant therapy.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Ice cream is Help Treat Flu



   What do you usually eat to relieve flu? Generally people consume hot drinks or soup warm for your body to make things better. But you know, there is no common way to relieve the flu, with ice cream.

Yes .. in the United States provided a special kind of ice cream flu reliever course different from regular ice cream. Ice cream has a composition that is useful to relieve the symptoms of flu. Among other things it contains honey, and liquid pectin are useful to relieve throat irritation.

Ice cream also contains spices, chilli and ginger has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce fever and joint pain commonly felt during flu. In addition, the content of the orange and lemon juice are included in ice cream gives extra dose of vitamin C to strengthen your immune system.

Salted Fish Can Be Source of Calcium


The process of making
dried fish will not remove the calcium content in fish. Therefore, salted fish can be one of the good sources of calcium for bones. Calcium levels found in fresh fish is relatively nothing was missing, when the fish is marinated.

"Even with the same weight, salted fish have higher levels of calcium than fresh fish. This is because the anchovies have less water content," said Chairman of the Sub Macro Community Nutrition Ministry of Health Mohammad Nasir in a talk show titled Balanced Nutrition for Health and Intelligence Children in Jakarta, Wednesday (06/02/2013).

Snoring More Dangerous Than Obesity or Smoking

Snoring definitely annoying, but more than that snoring is actually the alarm for our health. Even a team of researchers from the U.S. Detroit stated that snoring is more dangerous than smoking! Snorers have a greater risk of carotid artery thickening than smokers, people who are obese (fat) or even who have high cholesterol levels even once.


Carotid arteries are the blood vessels that provide supply to the neck and head, including the brain. If the blood vessel wall thickening, it could be the beginning of many other vascular diseases.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Use Ice Cubes for Joint Injury

Handling first joint injuries, known as sprains can be done by using ice cubes, the orthopedic surgeon, Dr Lukman Shebubakar, SpOT.

"Avoid massaging the injured joint, muscle or ligament tissue, but give an ice pack on his part," said Lukman in South Tangerang, on Thursday (7/2).

According to Lukman, the injured body part should be rested and compressed using ice cubes.



7 Most Healthy Cooking Methods

Food items that are rich in nutrients can actually turn out to be less healthy foods when cooked the wrong way. Yet there is a way to process the food was delicious but still healthy.
How to cook with high temperatures can destroy vitamins in vegetables, especially vitamin C, folate, and potassium, to 20 percent. Perhaps this is why the followers of the raw food diet (raw food) believes the best way to present the food is not cooked.
Yet research shows that most of the food would be more nutritious after cooking, such as carrots, spinach, and tomatoes. The cooking process will help release antioxidants by destroying the cell wall so important substances in vegetables is more easily absorbed by the body.
Here are 7 methods of cooking that are considered the healthiest:
1. Using the microwaveCooking with a microwave is probably the most healthy for a short cooking time so the damage less nutrients. Research shows the most appropriate cooking vegetables is to microwave. Broccoli, for example, the vitamin C content is more optimal if cooked by microwave. Raw foods cooked by microwave it can be dry, but it can be prevented by adding a little water before it is heated. Make sure you are using a special meal for the microwave.



Wednesday, February 6, 2013

6 Things Parents Make Your Skin Fast

You may have avoided the two major causes of skin aging, which is out of the room without rubbing sunblock and smoking. Nevertheless, there are several other factors that cause the skin to look older than her actual age.
Consider the 6 things secretly potentially eliminate suppleness and softness of your skin the following:
1. Excess sugar
Sweets like cupcakes and candy can be very tempting. However, if you are eating too many sugary foods, or foods with a high glycemic index, such as white bread and pasta, you may find that your skin looks older than her age.When sugar enters the body, it is broken down into glucose, which is then referred to the process of glycation. This process makes the existing collagen in the skin to grow hard, thereby reducing skin elasticity. For that, choose foods with low sugar or high glycemic index, such as vegetables and fruits instead of sweets.