Acne and diet, how this can help you prevent and improve any related symptoms

 Topical treatment are not the only way to work with acne and the food we eat plays an important role on preventing breakouts in the first place, and prevention it's always a better solution.




Food to avoid:


- Alcohol

- Sweetened cereal breakfast

- Instant cereal and porridge 

- Large quantities of whey protein 

- Dairy products including the low fat version: because of the bovine growth hormones contained in it which is linked to a higher breakouts 

- Food that increases your blood sugar too quickly: like white rice and pasta or sugar, the reason behind this is the hormonal response of our body when higher amount of sugar and carbs are introduced

- Fizzy drinks, even the sugar free one due to the sweeteners and other chemicals 



What about Chocolate:


There is a common misconception leading to think that chocolate consumption is linked to an increased acne breakout, but if we just check the list above we can immediately understand that really depends on what kind of chocolate we are talking about:

When there are many other ingredients with the cocoa, especially sugar, milk and oil, in that case the trigger is caused because of all these added ingredients 

Instead on the other hand dark chocolate with a higher percentage than 70 is not linked to an increased acne breakout so it's fine to have, furthermore it might even have benefits thanks to the good minerals and vitamins contained 





What kind food of can help you prevent it :


- Whole Grain

- Legumes 

- Berries 

- Turkey

- Seaweed 

- Probiotics 

- Green tea

- Pumpkin seeds 

- Food high in Vitamin A and E 

- High Fibre food like unprocessed vegetables 

- Food containing Zinc such as legumes and seafood 



Final notes:

It's important to always consider the specifics of the individuals which means that certain food might trigger this person only and not the majority, but certainly following these guidelines is the biggest step towards reducing the risk of breakouts and to have a healthier skin.


 



Bibliography:



https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/does-diet-really-matter-when-it-comes-to-adult-acne-2020081920726

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2836431/

https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/acne/causes/diet

https://www.byrdie.com/foods-that-cause-acne-4845578

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