Thousands of people from all over the world suffer from acne, the skin disorder that affecting 70 to 95% teenagers during puberty period.
A male hormone – Testosterone – in both men and women, and insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) are the two hormones most closely linked to acne. Testosterone stimulates the sebaceous glands of the skin to enlarge and produce oil called sebum. Too much sebum and dead skin cells often form a plug, block the pores and provide a breeding place for bacteria causing redness, swelling and bulges out from the skin.
Acne Free Diet with a low glycemic load according to a research conducted by RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia and reported in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology showed there is a link between diet and acne. In fact it is one of the leading risk factors of acne development in adult, as well as obesity, diabetes and high cholesterol.
WHAT IS THE GLYCEMIC INDEX (GI)?
The Glycemic Index (GI) measures how foods affect blood sugar levels. The faster a food breaks down during digestion, the higher the GI count will be. It also means that the slower a food breaks down, the lower the GI count will be.
Acne Free Diet contain low Glycemic Index (55 and lower) such as most fruit and vegetables (except banana, potatoes, watermelon), porridge, wholegrain bread, fish and lean meat, grainy breads, pasta, legumes/pulses, milk, brown rice, are slowly digested and absorbed, causing blood glucose levels to rise slowly over time and have a lower insulin response and not only helps reduce weight but also clears up acne as well.
On the other hand high GI (70 and above) foods such as breakfast cereals, corn flakes, rice krispies, banana, watermelon, croissant, white bread, potatoes, biscuits and straight glucose are more quickly digested and absorbed, causing blood glucose levels to rise rapidly.
A sudden glucose spike triggers the pancreas to produce high levels of insulin, and insulin-like growth factor, or IGF-1. In a consequence it is also trigger a spike increase of male hormone testosterone produced within the body. The overproduction of testosterone then leads to an overproduction of sebum. Too much sebum and dead skin cells often form a plug, block and clog the pores and provide a perfect breeding place for bacteria to thrive causing redness, swelling and bulges out from the skin hence resulting in acne breakouts.
Acne Free Diet with a low Glycemic Index should become your healthy daily diet, if you want to get rid of acne and have a blemish free skin, and you should avoid foods with high Glycemic Index.
Of course to say goodbye to acne and having an acne free and healthy vibrant looking skin is not easy as changing your diet but also have to take other precaution such as taking care and cleansing your face properly and follow the natural steps in my previous article A Few Simple And Natural Steps To Get Rid Of Acne.
Next, Imagine having your self confidence back and get back your smooth, acne free and vibrant looking skin again…Discover the Secret to Acne Free and Healthy Living Tips