“You are what you eat”. This saying is definitely true. What you eat reflects who you are. Eating foods that cause acne is the reason why you have acne. And now you are wondering what do the foods you eat causes acne. Don’t be sad for I will tell you what foods to be lessened or avoided to achieve that unblemished skin.
Acne is a big problem especially to teenagers. Am I right? Because during that stage, teenagers are very concerned with their physical looks. Now let me tell you this, diet is an important key in your health. Whatever food you eat, it affects your body. So what are the foods you need to avoid or lessen? They are as follows:
You are aware that too much salt is dangerous for your health but the problem is that there are other foods rich in salt that probably you don’t know or you just ignore. Let me ask you. Do you eat processed food? How about foods that is pre-packaged? And I bet your answer is yes then you are eating a huge amount of salt which by the way can irritate the skin and promotes acne breakouts. Not only that, too much salt is a detriment to your health especially your cardiovascular as well as circulatory system for it can cause water retention and increased blood pressure.
So, what are those foods high in salt? They are as follows:
• Canned goods
• Luncheon meats
• Hot dogs
• Junk foods
• Canned sauces
• Seasoning mix; and etc.
2. Artificial Sweeteners
Artificial sweeteners contain chemicals that can irritate your skin or even react in a negative way. Thus, it causes acne breakout. So, stick to your average table sugar – it may be brown or organic sugar.
3. Fatty foods
Excessive intake of fatty foods can increase the sebum production to secrete the excess fats. With that, an increase of oil glands in the skin pores can lead to acne formation due to increased fat deposition. To prevent such, you must eat less fat to avoid any acne problems as well as to prevent any health problems. It is very important to eat foods that are high in good cholesterol or the high density lipoprotein (HDL). The HDL decreases the quantity of bad cholesterol which is the low density lipoprotein (LDL).
Examples of HDL are as follows:
• Oat meal
• High fiber foods
• Fish such as tuna, salmon, sardines, mackerel (which are rich in omega 3 that is good for your heart)
Caffeine is a stimulant. As a stimulant, it disrupts ones sleeping pattern. Once it is disrupted, stress is produced. Once there is stress in our body, our body compensates by changing the levels of hormones. Once the hormones’ levels are increased, one effect of it is acne breakout.
Examples of caffeinated foods are as follows:
• Even chocolates
Foods that cause acne are already stated above. The only thing for you to do to prevent such outbreaks is to decrease your intake of those foods or much better avoid them. In achieving those clear skin takes a lot of effort. It includes taking care of your body especially the foods you eat. For what you eat really affects the functionality of your body.