Diet and acne

Is diet and acne related?

For several years, the common view was diet had completely no impact on acne. However some scientists are reviewing this concept.

Researchers assume carbohydrates with a high glycemic index, that induce glucose and insulin levels to increase, may affect the development and severity of acne. On the other hand, a diet high in protein and carbohydrates with a low glycemic index appeared to improve acne outbreaks.

What a study shows about diet and acne..

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In one study, 43 males, between 15 and 25 years old, were divided into two groups. One group was presented foods items with a low glycemic index, such as whole grain breads and pasta, legumes, and also high protein meals. The 2nd group was given a more "common" teen diet containing white bread, potatoes, and sugary beverages and snacks.

After TWELVE weeks, those in the high protein-low glycemic index group showed a 50% decrease of acne. The outcomes tend to reveal a possible link between diet and acne breakouts . Therefore low carbohydrate and low sugar is the best way to go with less or no acne.

Twelve proven ways to reduce acne breakout as a results of the food you eat

The followings are the twelve Steps that you should follow to minimize your acne.

1. Eat more low sugar fruits

  • Eat more low sugar fruits, such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. Those are one of the best fruits on earth for your skin.
  • Reduce eating a lot of the high-sugar fruits such as bananas, oranges or grapes since it can cause acne.

2. Eat more chicken and fish and less red meat

  • Especially fish is excellent for your skin. If you eat red meat once in a while is perfect, however, it can be bad to your skin if you eat frequently as the hormones and antibiotics used to raise the cows that will speed up your acne.

3. Eat much less unhealthy food

  • Do not eat chocolate, ice cream, potato chips etc frequently. Try to replace them with skin friendly snacks such as fruits.

4. Drink plenty of water

  • This is the single essential part of your acne-free diet. It impacts virtually everything else, therefore be sure you're drinking sufficient water daily .

5. Reduce on dairy products

  • Dairy products is the most prominent food group for allergies, and those allergies can easily result in acne. Even though you're not allergic, milk is normally loaded with hormones that are bad for your skin. However, to get the benefits of milk, eat some low-fat yogurt.

6. Eat more protein

  • It is a good idea to get those protein sources from other foods rich in protein other than red meat such as eggs, yogurt, tuna and chicken.

7. Eat more vegetables

  • Green vegetables such as onions, tomatoes, celery broccoli, lettuce and spinach are great for your skin.

8. Minimize Consumption of enriched grains 

  • Reduce on processed or enriched grains, including white bread, white rice and pasta.

9. Reduce eating fried food

  • Fried foods are often extremely high in saturated fat and carbohydrates.

10. Drink less coffee, alcohol and soda.

  • Even fruit juice is not the best thing for your skin if it is high in sugar.

11. Eat less butter and cream, more cold-pressed oils

12. Eat some whole grains in your diet that are rich in fiber

Do not be overwhelmed to apply all the steps at the same time. Try to implement one step at a time.

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