Foods That Cause Acne

The old adage that you are what you eat couldn’t be truer than when it comes to certain foods and acne. Now to be clear there aren’t any foods that cause the acne but there are those that trigger it or worsen it. A lot of research has been and is still carried out to find out why these foods cause the acne to get worse. Knowing about these foods will enable you to make the right diet choices.

What you want to watch out for are the foods that don’t have enough of the vitamins and minerals required. Avoid fatty, oily and sugary foods. Avoid the junk food you love so much because of its additives and preservatives which aren’t good for your acne. This means cutting out chocolate, crisps, candy and sugary biscuits out of your shopping list. Instead pick up apples, pears, bananas and oranges which are much healthier and contain those vital minerals and vitamins your body requires so much of.

Drink lots of water instead of the cups of coffee, tea, hot chocolate, sodas and energy drinks you crave for. Cutting down on your caffeine intake will work wonders on your skin and won’t aggravate the acne. The thing to remember is that your acne could be worsened by these foods, making you feel even more unsightly. It may prove difficult and challenging to cut down or better still avoid these foods but persevere and watch the transformation of your face.

You should also avoid dairy products such as cheese and ice cream, refined carbohydrates found in pastas, white bread, flour and others. Red meat and tuna should also be refrained from. Certain types of nuts like Brazil nuts, walnuts, almonds, pistachios and peanuts should also not be consumed by those suffering from acne. You might find that eating these foods could cause the itchiness of your skin to worsen, the redness to increase and the whole appearance of your skin to worsen.

Though there isn’t sufficient evidence to show a direct link between these foods and the emergence of acne it is undisputed that they can make this ailment worsen. The obvious visibility of acne means that you cannot hide it which affects both your self- esteem and confidence and so you do not want to make these feelings increase. Avoid these foods for the well being of your body and soul.

You might find that some of these foods won’t have a negative effect on you so the rule of thumb is trial and error. Be conscience of what you’re taking and observe how your skin reacts in order to determine whether you should avoid the foods altogether or you can handle taking them. Don’t be discouraged because of the lack of freedom to eat what you like, instead think of it as a temporary period which will have tremendous permanent results later on. Anything that could have an adverse effect on your acne should be avoided and there are a wide variety of foods available to you even as you avoid these ones.

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