Acne causes a lot of self-consciousness and misery in youth and elderly alike. Several factors contribute to its sporadic eruption and quite a number of ways are suggested to reduce its severity. Certain foods are supposed to trigger acne. So better watch your diet. Earlier it was chocolate and fried foods which were accused of causing break-outs and aggravating your acne. Now it is proved beyond doubt that they do not have any role whatsoever in giving you zits. Let’s take a quick glance at some of the foods which might worsen acne.
There are sites like PETA and many others which claim that drinking milk can give you acne. Have a look at what they have got to say:
Women who drink two or more servings of skimmed milk every day are 44 per cent more likely to have developed severe acne, the study, reported in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, said. Women who drink more than three daily servings of any type of milk are 22 per cent more likely to have suffered from acne. [Source]
Dr. Jerome K. Fisher conducted a clinical study of 1,088 teen-age patients over 10 years and reported to the American Dermatological Association that milk was a principal contributor to some patients' acne. Dr. Fisher found that their acne tapered off as their milk consumption did. Dr. Fisher noted that dairy products often contain large amounts of butterfat and milk sugar, both of which, he believed, aggravate acne. He also suspected that the high volume of hormones produced naturally in the milk of pregnant cows may break down into androgen when consumed, which in turn stimulates the production of sebum, the waxy substance secreted by the sebaceous glands that clogs pores and creates acne when the pores become infected. [Source]
What do you expect? When teenagers combine their own surging hormones with dietary saturated animal fat, cholesterol, steroid hormones, dead white blood cells, and cow pus, they're gonna get zits. The good news: The cure is an easy one: NOTMILK! [Source]
No, it’s not just the intake of milk that you have to reduce. A sneak peek at another recent news report about a study conducted by the
RMIT University in , reveals that foods which produce a high glycemic load, or high levels of blood glucose -- such as white bread and potatoes can also worsen your acne. Around 43 people were given a low-glycemic diet for over 12 weeks and there was a significant reduction in total acne when compared to those on normal diet. In addition, the low-glycemic diet produced significantly greater reductions in body weight and body mass and a greater increase in insulin sensitivity. Melbourne, Australia
What is glycemic index and what are the foods with low glycemic index, you might ask. Glycemic indexes of various foods are depicted here. Have a look and choose to eat only those foods which have the lowest value to keep your acne under reasonable control. And cut down on milk and dairy products; who knows, you might soon have a flawless complexion sans acne or blemishes. At least, that’s what you should hope for.
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