Beauty is not always from the outside; the majority comes from within. The journey to healthy and anti-acne skin always starts from the gut. So, let’s follow these simple diet rules to stay away from acne and skin diseases.
After eating dessert or sugary food, the body produces insulin. Along with insulin come IGF-1, together these two ingredients cause acne, large pores, oily skin, and inflammation.
Antioxidants give you glowing skin. There is a saying, “eat the rainbow” which means by eating colored fruits and veggies is the best way forward to healthy acne-free skin.
Take Protein with Every Meal
Protein is the most important macronutrient you must include in your diet. Half the issues of skin and hair are caused due to protein deficiency. If you can’t take animal protein sources such as milk or meat, substitute them with lentils, chickpeas, quinoa, nuts, tofu, oatmeal, and veggies.
Eat Healthy Fats
DHA also known as Docosahexaenoic acid, is an essential component for the human eye, brain, and skin. This DHA is also omega 3 fatty acids or healthy fats. You will find these omega 3 fatty acids in avocados, chia seeds, salmon, and hemp seeds.
Eat Low Glycemic Index & High Fiber Foods
Low Glycemic Index foods such as raw carrots, kidney beans, chickpeas, lentils, and bran breakfast cereals are easily digested and absorbed by our gut. They do not lead to a sudden spike of insulin in the body.
High GI foods such as dessert, soft drinks, white bread, potatoes, white rice, etc are inflammatory in nature and will give you painful red swollen bumps if you have acne-prone skin.
Prebiotics and Probiotics
Consuming prebiotics like apples, oats, asparagus, onions, garlic is essential to healthy skin. You should also include probiotics in your diets such as yogurts, kimchi, kefir, etc. a balance of both pre and probiotics is essential to gut health.