Acne Linked to Diet

It seems the old adage “You are what you eat,” has even more merit.  New research published in The Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has linked a high glycemic diet and dairy products to acne. Acne, which affects 17 million Americans – especially adolescents and young adults – can be socially debilitating. It may cause depression, social withdrawal, and negatively impact quality of life.  Recently, food was not thought to have an impact acne, but two recent studies have shown that frequent dairy products and foods with a high glycemic load aggravate, but not cause, the condition.  The glycemic load is how much a particular food will raise a person’s blood sugar after eating it; basically, it is how much carbohydrate is in the food and how much each gram of the food raises blood sugar.  Once again, this study shows how what we eat impacts our health and well being. It is important to become educated and eat properly to be the best you can be!

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