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Avoid these foods to avoid acne

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If you want to avoid acne and also if you are suffering from acne problem, you need to avoid some foods. Let’s find out which are the foods that you should avoid.

Refined grains and sugars

Foods that contain refined carbohydrates include bread, crackers, cereal or deserts made with white flour, pasta made it white flour, white rice and rice noodles, sodas and others sugar sweetened beverages, sweetness like cane sugar, Maple syrup, honey or agave. If you consume more sugar, you are at a 30% greater risk of developing acne. If you regularly consume pastries and cakes, you are at a 20% greater risk of suffering from acne problems.

That is why, it’ll be beneficial for you to avoid these foods so as to avoid the increased possibility of risk.

Fast food


This is a common fact. Fast food has a strong relationship with acne. If you’re eating fast foods which are rich in calories, fat and refined carbohydrates, you are more likely to suffer from acne development and if you already have an acne problem, it will become worse. Different fast food items like burgers, Nuggets, hot dogs, sodas, French fries and milkshakes which can increase the risk of acne development. Different scientific studies have been done on the subject and such studies found that high-fat diets are generally associated with more than 40% increase risk of developing acne. If you regularly consume fast food, it can increase the risk by 17%.

According to some researchers, fast food may affect gene expression and alter hormone levels in people who are consuming them regularly and that can result in acne development.

Dairy products

It will also be wise to avoid too much dairy products when you want to avoid acne or reduce your existing acne problem. Different scientific studies done on this subject found that there is a link between milk products and acne severity in teenagers. Another studies found that young adults who regularly consume milk or ice cream are four times more likely to develop acne. Even though more research is necessary in this field but there is a correlation between milk and acne. Milk increases insulin levels and that can worsen acne severity. Cow’s milk also contain amino acids that can stimulate the liver to produce more IGF-1, which has been linked to acne.

Foods that you are sensitive to

If you sensitive to some foods, it is always better to avoid those foods because they can increase the risk of developing acne and can worsen the existing acne problem. Acne is an inflammatory disease and food sensitivities can contribute to more inflammation.


Chocolate is also suspected to trigger acne in people. Different surveys have found links between eating chocolate and an increased risk of developing acne. A recent study found that acne prone males who consumed dark chocolate daily found to have an increased number of acne lesions after just two weeks. Another scientific study done using capsules of 100% cocoa powder which were given daily found that it increase acne lesions after one week. When you consume more chocolate, it can increase the reactivity of the immune system to acne causing bacteria and that can result in more acne lesions.

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