By Ankita Malik,
Head, Corporate Communications, COMIO and a fitness lover.
Acne. The word that can send many teens and young adults into a rage, especially on occasions like spotting a newly-developed pimple the day before the senior prom! Providentially, most people merely outgrow acne as they get past those hormone-fueled teenage years, although it can linger to be a problem for some well into adulthood.
Though it seems unbearable at times to win the fight against acne, there are things that can be done to recover the condition. Altering your diet is one thing that could be cooperative and knowing what not to eat is a key section of this tactic. These are some of the worst things you can eat if you are pursuing a war against acne.
There are many more motives to evade diet soda than averting acne, but since that’s our topic, let’s look at it a little more closely. The ingredients in diet soda can cause swelling in the body, which among other things, can prompt break-outs. This stuff may also lower your body’s pH, which can also root worsening acne.
Salsa has expanded incredible ground as a popular condiment in the India in recent years. Although salsa is generally a very healthy food, unfortunately it also contains a lot of acid, thanks to ingredients like tomatoes and vinegar. This does not necessarily mean you have to swear off salsa completely, but it’s recommended that you avoid overdoing it. It should be fairly easy to work out how much you can get away with eating before it causes problems for you.
Yes, this is surely a major-league nuisance since so many of the things we love are laden with sugar. Sugar can upsurge the production of hormones that can contribute to break-outs, so cutting down is certainly not a bad idea. You’ll also enjoy extra health benefits by reducing your sugar intake, counting reducing your risk of diabetes, heart disease and obesity.
Much like sugar, salt seems to be an ingredient that’s worked its way into just about everything. Salt is obviously something that should be avoided by those with high blood pressure, but it can also be trigger acne break-outs. Salt is often iodised, meaning it has been infused with iodine to make sure people get sufficient quantities of this important element, but as with kelp, the increased iodine intake can lead to worsening acne.
Like salsa, Greek yogurt is something that’s become much more popular lately. The health benefits normally associated with Greek yogurt are definitely notable, but if you’re struggling with acne, this may be one to put on your list of foods to avoid. The ingredients in Greek yogurt can increase hormone levels which is one of the key causes of acne.
There’s a lot of debate these days about gluten and whether it may or may not be healthy for you. Gluten is a protein found in wheat and other grains which causes inflammation, which can then lead to break-outs. For those with sensitivity to foods with gluten, staying clear of this is a no-brainer. Fortunately, many excellent substitutes for food containing gluten are now available.
Caffeine is an ingredient most people perhaps associate most readily with drinks like coffee and tea, but it shows up in many other brews and foods as well, which may not be as clear. Soda, chocolate and pain killer medicines may also encompass substantial amounts of caffeine. Caffeine can arouse the release of hormones which can lead to acne breakouts. It can also interrupt your sleep which decreases your body’s usual ability to detoxify itself, which may further upsurge your risk of skin problems.
A favorite for many people including me, this otherwise healthy food can be tricky due to the natural oils that are existing which can lead to clogged pores. In other cases, a mild allergy to peanuts could also lead to break-outs. Swapping to other nut butters or numerous substitutes may be a good answer for devoted peanut butter fans.