Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Prevent Acne: Avoid Milk Products, Refined Carbohydrates
Preventing acne with diet : Disease Proof
A three-year prospective study of 9-15 year old girls found a 20% increase in acne prevalence in girls that had 2 or more servings of milk per day compared to less than 1 per week. This association held true for total, whole, low fat, and skim milk. The same researchers found a similar association in boys who drank skim milk (milk highest in protein). Furthermore, in the Nurses’ Health Study, dairy products eaten during high school were associated with acne during women’s teenage years.
Refined carbohydrates produce dangerous spikes in blood glucose...
"Blood levels of zinc, carotenoids, and Vitamin E are known to be lower in acne patients compared to those without acne, suggesting that maintaining micronutrient adequacy may help to prevent acne. Carotenoids are abundant in green and orange vegetables, and vitamin E is abundant innuts and seeds..."