PREMATURE AGING and DISEASE: The Scourge of Highly Processed Foods
Advanced Glycation End products (AGEs) occurs through the reaction of sugars with proteins, lipids, or DNA. The build-up of AGEs with time contribute to premature aging and age-related diseases: they include diabetes, atherosclerosis, chronic kidney disease and Alzheimer's disease. Limiting dietary AGEs reduces levels of inflammation and oxidative stress, thus lowering the risk of chronic diseases. Highly processed meats and sugared products are dangerously high in AGEs.