Friday, October 02, 2009

In Discover Magazine This Month: 20 Things You Didn't Know about Sugar

In October's Discover Magazine:

1 The average American eats 61 pounds of refined sugar each year, including 25 pounds of candy. Halloween accounts for at least two pounds of that.

2 Trick: Sugar may give you wrinkles via a process called glycation, in which excess blood sugar binds to collagen in the skin, making it less elastic.

3 Or treat: Cutting back on sugar may help your skin retain its flexibility. So actually, no treats.

See "things" 4-20.