NY Times columnist Aanahad O’Conor has come up with a new idea of fighting acne condition.
Explaining how acne can be an embarrassing problem that seemingly no amount of expensive creams and ointments can resolve, the author underlines the fact that what you put in your mouth may be as important as what you put on your skin.
Referring to the statement of dermatologist Dr. Daniel J. Aires at University of Kansas Hospital, that he had a lot of patients who got their acne under control just by changing their diet, author recalls several studies on the link between various foods and acne, and summarizes them :
■ Avoid sugary and starchy foods that have a high glycemic index, meaning they cause blood sugar levels to rise rapidly.
■ If you eat dairy products, avoid low-fat dairy varieties.
■ Eat plenty of very colorful plants and produce.
Most compelling evidence comes from research at the relationship between acne and high glycemic foods like sugar, white bread, white rice, pasta and other simple carbohydrates. Highly processed and refined carbohydrates tend to have little or no fiber and generally cause blood sugar levels to spike.
Scientists aren’t sure why, but one reason may be that high glycemic foods not only cause blood sugar levels to rise but also prompt the release of various hormones, such as insulin, IGF-1 and growth hormone, which can exacerbate acne.
The simple dermatologist advice to patients eating dairy products is to avoid low-fat options, and better take the regular cheese. The diet should be full of real, whole foods without too much sugar or refined carbohydrates, besides, of course, eating plenty of plants and vegetables.
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