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Food and Acne

Food alone does not cause acne. Genetic predisposition, lifestyle, and food, all together may play a role in acne breakouts. Moreover, some food can worse, while others may help the skin to stay healthy. Everyone’s body is different; they need to have supervision and find which food worsens or works well. 

Foods that can trigger acne breakouts:                                         

Certain foods can abruptly increase blood sugar and causes your body to release insulin hormone; excess insulin stimulates sebaceous or oil glands to produce more oil, increasing the risks for acne breakouts.  

Foods that are made of simple sugars have insulin-producing effects and are considered as a high glycemic diet or rich carbohydrate diet.                                                                                                               

Foods that trigger include white rice, white bread, sugar, pasta, etc.                                                       

Chocolate and Western diet such as dairy and saturated fats can also trigger acne breakouts.                        

Foods beneficial in acne-prone skin are:

Consuming low-glycemic foods made of complex carbohydrates may reduce your risk of developing acne and found in the following foods: whole grains, legumes, unprocessed fruits, and vegetables.

Foods containing the following ingredients are thought to reduce inflammation: the mineral zinc, vitamin A and E and chemicals called antioxidants are beneficial.

Fat-soluble Vitamin A such as sweet potatoes, kale, spinach, and carrots has a beneficial effect against acne.

Food rich in zinc is meat, eggs, mushrooms, whole grain products, and oysters. Deficiencies in minerals such as zinc have been linked to acne in some sufferers. Zinc is vital for the structure and function of cell membranes. 

Avocado: the tasty green fruit, rich in vitamin E & C, can reduce skin inflammation and naturally moisturize the skin.

Brown Rice is a rich source of vitamin B (skin’s stress fighter), protein, magnesium, and several antioxidants and can help to prevent acne breakouts.

Alfalfa Sprouts: look like grass, have skin-clearing nutrients, and live enzymes, which help in reducing inflammation.

Fatty Fishes: Fish like salmon, mackerel, and sardines are rich in essential 3 and 6 omega fatty acids. These acids help reduce inflammation and fight to get rid of acne.

Green leafy vegetables, fruits, green tea in your diet that has anti-oxidants. 

Fiber-rich diet: Wholegrain breakfast cereals, whole-wheat pasta, wholegrain bread and oats, barley and rye; Fruit such as berries, pears, melon, and oranges; Vegetables such as broccoli, carrots, and sweet corn; peas, beans, and pulses; nuts and seeds; potatoes with skin. Fiber-rich diet flush out toxins; that will help in balancing hormones and prevent acne breakouts.

Acne prevention diet can supply your body and immune system with nutrients to fight acne. Most people need a combination of the right diet and other acne treatments. 

The best diet appears to be wholesome, balanced diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy protein sources, and whole grains; in dealing with acne


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