In part 1 and 2 of
this article we have seen some pretty persuasive evidences that point
towards a certain relationship between acne and food. This brings us to
the next question to be considered: which are the food items that have to
be avoided by acne sufferers or persons with acne prone skins?
Which food to be
avoided in Acne?
Based on the studies mentioned and similar studies published and personal
observations, the following suggestions seem proper:
your intake of sugar
(including excessive amounts of fruit juices), sweets, processed flour,
baked goods, and trans or hydrogenated fats. Examples include donuts,
cookies, pastry, ice cream, pies, etc. You may use natural sweetener
rather than sugar.
breads, cakes, chips and other staples of Western culture is likely to
Aerated drinks are a significant source of sugar. Switch to water,
herbal teas, and vegetable juices.
Reduce intake of nuts,
brazil nuts, walnuts, almonds, and filberts. Peanuts and peanut butter may
provoke acne in some individuals. If you eat nuts, limit your intake to
small amounts and preferably eat raw nuts.
Reduce intake of milk products,
including ice cream and cheese.
intake of chocolates and sweet drinks:
sugar and milk content will definitely aggravate acne.
& B complex
Many patients have noticed aggravation of acne after taking vitamin E and
B complex supplements. Hence it is safe to avoid supplements with high
contents of these vitamins.