“Poor nutrition may make acne-prone teens even more susceptible to breakouts,” says Ava Shamban, MD, a Beverly Hills, Calif., dermatologist and author of Heal Your Skin.
1. Processed Foods-
High in Glycaemic Index contains large amounts of hidden sodium, fats, and sugar.
Examples of common processed foods include:
- Breakfast cereals.
- Tinned vegetables.
- Savoury snacks, such as crisps.
- Meat products, such as bacon.
- “Convenience foods”, such as microwave meals or ready meals.
- Soft drinks
2. Conventional Dairy-
Dairy leads to acne for several reasons. Here are five of the main causes:
- All Dairy is Packed With Natural Hormones
- Naturally a Source of Sugar
- Promotes the Cancer-Growth Factor, IGF-1
- Messes With Digestion
3. Fried And Fast Foods-
Unhealthy fats from fried foods release free radicals in your body and can clog pores.
- Greasy fast food aggravates acne.
- Grease is not a problem unless it comes from industrially processed plant oils. Of course, you don’t want to get grease on the skin around your mouth.
- The fats in nuts, flaxseed, dairy, and meat do not cause excess oil production in your skin. Even butter, cheese, and white pizza are safe for acne.
- Soybean oil, canola oil, and margarine are especially detrimental for your skin.
High doses of acidic caffeine mess with our hormones,namely stress hormones,which control your skin’s oil production and leading to acne.
- Contains mycotoxins which can screw immune system preventing proper,speedy immune response to invaders including to acne bacteria.
- Disrupt gut flora due to its high acidity, leading to dysbiosis.
- Interferes with absorption of minerals from food.
- Impairs glucose metabolism and makes insulin resistant.
Chocolate which are high in sugar and fats increases sebum production and promote inflammatory response which can cause an acne.
- Milk chocolate are high in sugar content and many additives.
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