Less acne, great skin, and more, all with food
January 29, 2008
Research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology suggests that lower insulin levels in the body may reduce acne.
When it comes to your diet, eating foods low on the glycemic index (GI) – foods that raise blood sugar and insulin more slowly and are higher in nutrients than those on the index – may contribute to a clearer complexion.
The study assigned men ages 15-25 to either a high glycemic load (typical Western) diet, or a lower glycemic diet that emphasized whole grains and fruits, fish, poultry, and lean meat. After 12 weeks, those following the latter diet not only had fewer acne lesions, they also lost weight!
Choosing low GI foods also reduces your risk of heart disease and diabetes.
For more information on glycemic index and foods that are low (and high) go to: www.glycemicindex.com