Acne Diet Tips

If you want to eradicate acne once and for all, you have to start fighting from the inside out. Acne is caused by so much more than greasy fingers and unwashed faces. What we eat often triggers a flare-up of acne, whether we realize it or not. In fact, the food we ingest is used by our bodies the same way we use medications. Therefore, if medications can impact acne, it stands to reason that food can too. For example, iodine and salt iodide stimulate the sebaceous glands to cause acne eruptions. Foods with a high Glycemic index causes blood sugar to rise, which causes increased insulin production, which causes cell growth in the pores and stimulates oil-producing hormones called androgens – all of which leads to an outbreak of acne. Here are a few acne diet tips to help you get on the road to recovery.

  • Look for foods containing Vitamin A, Magnesium, Selenium and Zinc.
  • Get a healthy dose of Essential Fatty Acids (Omega 3).
  • Eat foods that are low on the Glycemic index like whole grains and vegetables.
  • Switch to lean protein like dairy and fish
  • Avoid processed or sugary foods.
  • Drink lots of water.
  • Limit the amount of dairy products you consume.
  • Indulge in occasional dark chocolate and cocoa powder.
  • Add more fiber to your diet.
  • Eat foods rich in zinc, which is a natural antibacterial agent.

 

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