The link between diet and acne is a controversial one.
However, these are the foods that might provoke you acne.
All you have to do is avoid them for a while, and observe the effects!
If your acne is gone or stops to appear, try to keep your diet free of those foods.
It is known that nutrition affects overall health and body condition is reflected in the skin. However, dermatologists have their views divided regarding the link between diet and acne.
If some can not see it, others say that there are foods that lead to pimples. And some of them are unexpected.
Carbohydrates cause acne
You’ve probably already heard that chocolate makes you have acne. This might be true, and we are not talking here only about chocolate or sweets, but any other food with high glycemic index, which sharply raise sugar in your blood. In the category of high-GI foods we also include white bread, pasta, rice, pastries, etc..
They raise your blood sugar suddenly, leading to a higher production of insulin. According to some studies, insulin would trigger the eruption of acne.
When you need to avoid sudden increases of sugar in your blood, it does not only matter what you eat, but how you eat it. Meals rich and rare raise your blood sugar level, so it is wise to eat little and often, and each meal should contain plenty of vegetables.
The antioxidants found in legumes will reduce inflammation and oxidative stress in the skin.
Milk-free diet, a treatment for acne
According to Dr. William Danby, milk contains substances like human hormones that can stimulate the sebaceous glands to produce more sebum. Some people have noticed visible changes on their skin after they have stopped drinking milk. If it works in your case we do not know. The only way to find the result, is by trying.
Cancel milk completely for several weeks and observe the differences.
If the diet is showing results, then probably milk is a source of your problems. You should substitute it with yogurt and cheeses in small quantities and remember, that you can also find calcium in canned fish, broccoli, etc..
Bad fats promote inflammation
Having heard so much about the importance of good fats, we tend to consume anything that has oil. Unfortunately, we are choosing the wrong oils – those of maize or sunflower are rich in omega 6, a type of fat that is important for the body, but has a “defect” that stimulates inflammation in the body. And acne is an inflammatory skin reaction.
To counteract the effects of omega-6 you need more omega 3 fatty acids, which have the opposite effect, ie reduce inflammation. Oily fish is rich in omega 3, which is why you should eat it more often.
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