If you’re eating a diet rich in sugar and starchy carbohydrates, you’re accelerating your aging process. That means that sooner rather than later, this high-glycemic diet will show on your face in the form of early lines and wrinkles.

The culprit is a natural process called glycation, where sugar in the bloodstream attaches to proteins to form harmful new molecules called advanced glycation end products, often referred to by the ironic acronym AGEs. The more sugar in your diet, the more AGEs you develop.