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Avoid These Two Kinds Of Foods To Fight Acne


Research into the causes of acne have zeroed in on two types of food that are most likely to blame. Minimize these in your meals and your acne may vanish.

Scientists in New York have found that dairy products and highly refined, high-glycemic foods (like bread, cookies, pasta, pretzels and potatoes) are connected to acne.

The researchers, from New York University and New York Medical College, conducted a literature review to evaluate evidence for the diet-acne connection.

They concluded that a high glycemic index/glycemic load diet and frequent dairy consumption are the leading factors in establishing the link between diet and acne. They also note that although research results from studies conducted over the past 10 years do not demonstrate that diet causes acne, it may influence or aggravate it.

Filed Under: Alternative MedicineEasy Health Options NewsNutritionSkin Care

About the Author: Carl Lowe has written about health, fitness and nutrition for a wide range of publications including Prevention Magazine, Self Magazine and Time-Life Books. The author of more than a dozen books, he has been gluten-free since 2007.

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  • Jane Remington

    Acne is caused by high yeast/fungal levels in the body. Yeast and fungi are fueled by sugar, alcohol, carbs (especially yeast breads) and dairy as you said. People surrering from acne get immediate relief by following a yeast-free diet and taking anti-fungals such as oregano oil, caprylic acid, garlic capsules, olive leaf extract, etc. As fungal levels in the body fall to normal, acne vanishes, and incredibly, so do most diseases.

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  • Bryce Thompson

    What about oilly skin? thi9s causes white heads, and black heads, germs and dirt in the air going into open pores, from the oilly skin, the #1 cause is peanut butter gives you oilly skin, and peanut butter will also keep your skin smooth and winkle free in older years, and a good oil for your joints, for pain free joints, so eat peanut butter in moderation when in teenage years and 2-3 peanut butter jelly sandwiches when older for pain free and smoth skin.