Advanced glycation end products are aberrant cross-linked proteins that accelerate aging. Risk of creating destructive AGEs rises with a diet high in simple sugars (e.g., excessive fructose may be even worse than eating sucrose or glucose). (Carper, Jean. Your Miracle Brain. NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 2000, pp 135-136)

Avoid foods that spike blood sugar. As blood sugar levels rise, increases in insulin and inflammation produce glycation (sugar molecules bind to proteins), which create free radicals known as AGEs. They can cause degeneration of nerves and brain. (Perricone, Nicholas, MD. The Perricone Promise. NY: Warner Books, 2004, pp 138-148)

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