How to Minimize Glycation Effects: Glycation interference with cellular functions of the body and byproducts that are highly oxidizing leads to a number of diseases. The GE’s are categorized into exogenous which are from our diet and endogenous which are internally produced within the body.
This means therefore that it is possible to counter the effects of GEs especially those that are diet based by making a few changes in your diet.
1. Minimize or avoid grains especially corn and wheat because they raise blood sugar. When they are fried or baked, they become much higher in GE’s even if they are wood fire roasted.
2. Choose a low sugar low carb diet to keep blood sugar levels low. Avoid fructose every way possible because it is one of the worst sugars that affect health and aging.
3. Let your meats cook at lower temperatures because high temperatures produce more GEs compared to low heat. You should also limit your intakes of fried meats such as bacon because they are highly concentrated with GEs.
4. Make a habit of eating your fruits and vegetables boiled, raw, steamed or slow cooked. Steaming and boiling bring in water into the process of cooking and this stops glycation.
5. Keep off processed foods because they have high sugar content and additives that are high in GEs to improve appearance and colour.
6. Avoid roasted and grilled, browned and fried food because they also have the GEs. You should also avoid sodas and beers that are dark coloured. Anything that has caramel colouring will have high GEs most times.