What food causes pimples

Acne Diet Which foods promote acne?

Sugar - the number 1 enemy of the skin?

The so-called "glycemic load" seems to have a major influence on diet for acne. What is meant is the number of easily blood-permeable carbohydrates. Carbohydrates have a high glycemic load; they are easily processed by the body and quickly get into the blood. Such simple carbohydrates mostly come from sweets, white flour products such as baked goods and pasta or white rice. Carbohydrates with a low glycemic load go into the blood more slowly, causing a weaker insulin response and thus helping us stay full longer. Sugar in the blood is also a fire for inflammation - and therefore also for pimples.

Several studies have shown that a diet low in simple carbohydrates reduces acne. The body apparently produces fewer hormones and growth factors that promote sebum production. The positive consequences are smaller sebum glands and less inflamed areas for the skin.

Conclusion: reduce sugar and simple Kohelynhadrates. It is better to use complex carbohydrates from unprocessed foods (vegetables, whole grain products, legumes), because they contain a lot of fiber, which weaken the effect of insulin. They also provide much more valuable micronutrients than husked rice, white flour or table sugar. And they make the skin shine! Although this also applies to fruit, it should not be accessed quite as carelessly as with vegetables, because fruit is also rich in fructose. Juices and pure fruit smoothies are real sugar bombs. Better: prefer low-sugar fruits such as berries and prepare smoothies with greens, healthy fats and protein.

This is how trans fats work on the skin

Fat in and of itself is not a culprit, but essential for beautiful, plump skin - but this only applies to good fats. Without it, we absorb nutrients more poorly and hormone production and metabolism cannot run optimally. Essential omega-3 fatty acids are the secret ingredient in a skin-improving diet. Above all, they fight inflammation, such as those found in acne skin and are found, for example, in nuts, avocados, fish, flax and chia seeds or eggs. So-called trans fats have the exact opposite effect and are not at all good for our skin. They arise through heating or intensive processing and are found in confectionery, baked goods, chips, deep-fried or hydrogenated vegetable oils such as soybean oil or margarine.

Conclusion: Forget "low fat" if you want to have beautiful skin, but instead incorporate healthy fats into each of your meals. On the other hand, avoid foods that contain artificially processed trans fats. Examples: butter instead of margarine, sweet potato wedges with avocado dip instead of chips, dark chocolate and nuts instead of finished sweets.