What are AGEs?
The abbreviation AGE stands for Advanced Glycation Endproducts. They are molecules that are harmful to health and are formed by a reaction of proteins and fats with sugar. AGEs can be formed in the body, but they can also be ingested with food. The foods that increase blood sugar the most cause the highest AGE formation. In addition, the preparation of food plays a role, the higher the preparation temperature, the more the AGE content in food increases.
AGEs damage organs, are pro-inflammatory, restrict the body’s detoxification functions and promote autoimmune diseases.