Consuming too much dairy can cause inflammation ‘gutflamaton’.
THE SIGNS: Dark circles, undereye puffiness, milia (raised white pumps), eczema and spots around the chin.
REPLACE IT WITH: Hemp or almond milk
Too much if this sweetness can cause glycation – where protein molecules cross-link with sugar molecules to forms sugar proteins what aren’t recognised by our bodies. This triggers the production of antibodies, which causes inflammation to the skin.
THE SIGNS: Wrinkling, loss of elasticity, redness, premature aging.
REPLACE IT WITH: Fruit in moderation (avoid peeling apples and pears – they help with digesting sugar slowly.)
I love a good glass of red wine, but with all it’s loveliness, it’s full of sugar and quickly leads to dehydration.
THE SIGNS: Deeper looking laughter lines, dry, dull, sagging skin.
REPLACE IT WITH: Water and if you do drink try a spirit like vodka mixed with soda and stay away from sugary mixers like juice and soda.
Like dairy, gluten can cause an inflammatory response, even you’re not intolerant.
THE SIGNS: Facial puffiness, swollen joints, breakouts.
REPLACE IT WITH: Brown rice, pulses and sweet potatoes. Stay away from gluten-free alternatives, they can be packed with additives that aren’t good for you.