Taking care of your skin is one healthy choice you will probably never regret making, and perhaps you feel you are already taking good care of your skin by using healthy lotions and eating healthy foods. However, do you know there are some foods you should not be eating as well? Here are a few:
This one is a bit tricky as milk is, under normal circumstances, a healthy food for the body. However, if you are already struggling with skin issues, it might be best if you stay off milk. Most of the milk in the market today is gotten from cows, when they are pregnant. This is the period when they produce most of their milk.
This milk consequently contains natural growth hormones released by the cow during her pregnancy, and these will increase the risk of acne breaking out. Acne is a skin disease that researchers have shown will have a higher chance of occurring when any dairy product except yogurt is used.
2. Sugary Products
Sugary products like soft drinks (for example, coke contains 56 grams of sugar), are very bad for the skin. Sugar causes insulin levels to rise in the body, which leads to inflammation all over the body. This causes collagen and another connective protein in the skin elastin, to be broken down, from the enzymes released the inflammation.
3. Deli Meats
Deli meats are used in sandwiches, and in fast food restaurants. They contain chemicals and compounds that when ingested cause inflammation in the body. This inflammation releases enzymes that break down collagen in the body, which in turn can lead to wrinkles forming earlier, faster, and easier.
4. Crispy Chips
The crispy chips sold in supermarkets are filled with refined carbohydrates that raise your insulin levels, causing inflammation, and collagen breakdown from the enzymes released from that inflammation. Collagen breakdown may lead to wrinkles forming easier and earlier.
Most of the foods of this list, with the exception of milk, are unhealthy foods which you probably shouldn’t be eating anyway. So strike them out of your diet and your skin will thank you for it.
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