Diet and Acne

I am sure many of you have heard people say, “Don’t eat fast food, it will give you acne” well, those sayings may just have some truth in them! An article published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found that there is a relationship between a person’s diet and acne. Do not worry too much though, the research suggests that a diet alone cannot cause acne, but a person’s diet can certainly promote and aggravate blemishes.

You are probably wondering what type of diet influences acne? The research suggests that eating foods that raise you blood sugar drastically/quickly and eating a large amount of dairy can increase acne.

Foods like white bread, white pasta, white rice and baked goods tend to raise your blood sugar. Stick to whole grains and foods with fiber to decrease the spike in blood sugar. If you are craving that muffin, have another food item with it, such as milk to balance the increase of blood sugar from the muffin. Click here for more information on blood sugar and foods that increase it.

Also do not stop eating dairy; dairy is very good for your bones and even your blood pressure.

Eating three cups of dairy a day is a good place to start. You may consume more or less depending on your energy needs. Just opt for lower-fat dairy items such as skim or 1% milk, fat-free or low-fat yogurt and low-fat cheese. Click here for more information about your dairy needs and why it is important for your diet.

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