Lately there has been a concern that the vegan diet, which while being rich in both fruits and vegetables is an unhealthy diet due to its supposedly high levels of glycation, and may be contributing to the rise in diabetes and cardiovascular disease. This seemed an odd thing to me, since I was sure that fruits and vegetables did not have a causal relationship to either diabetes or cardiovascular disease, so I decided to look this up and see what was going on myself.
So, what did I find? Well, according to the information below, animal-based foods are rich in AGE’s, and increase these after cooking. However, fruits, vegetables and grains are not rich in AGE’s, and they don’t increase in these after cooking. I’ve left two links, the first one is the actual findings of the study, and the second is a listing of all kinds of food with their AGE information so that you can pick and choose the healthiest foods to eat. I hope that this summary clears up any confusion you might have. I know that it helped me.