If you’re on a keto diet and eating red meat and other animal products, these foods are prone to AGEs formation during cooking. In other words, you increase the risk of oxidative stress, inflammation, and other problems that AGEs can create in your body.
That’s why researchers recommend restricting your AGE intake as much as possible (ideally less than 15,000 ku of AGEs). Most vegetables, fruits, and other plant foods contain relatively few AGEs, even after cooking. On the other hand, animal foods as well as plant foods, like nuts processed with oils, tend to be high in AGEs.
Whether you’re doing a keto diet or often eat red meat and other high-AGEs foods, these five strategies can help reduce the harmful effects of these aging compounds: