8 foods to prevent acne breakouts

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For many people, having clear skin is a difficult feat. No matter how many products they use, acne breakouts never seem to cease. Acne can flare up can happen when we are stressed or tired. Even a change in season can cause acne breakouts. However, to most people, the main culprit of acne is the foods they eat.

We are what we eat. Our diet can play a major role in keeping our skin healthy. For example, if you eat a lot of greasy foods, you are more prone to breakouts. Fortunately, there are also many healthy foods that can prevent acne. Here is a list of eight foods that help to prevent acne breakouts and are just all-around great for your health. Start compiling your grocery list now!

Avocado

Avocado is delicious and rich in vitamin E and C. These vitamins help fight inflammation and reduce redness of your acnes. Avocado also help with moisturizing your skin naturally.

Nuts

Nuts are high amounts of vitamin E, magnesium, potassium, zinc, calcium and iron. Most acne sufferers have actually been linked to deficiencies in minerals, so getting an extra boost in these minerals is always a good thing.

8 foods to prevent acne breakouts

Trail mix nuts for your party, yum!

Red Grapes

Grapes contain a lot of natural chemicals and antioxidants that can help with skin inflammation as well as side effects of allergic reactions on the skin. Some skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis can also benefit from the antioxidants in grapes.

Artichokes

This is another food that is full of antioxidants and vitamin C. Artichokes are known for being chock-full of fiber, and thus help to remove toxins from the body which make it a great option for healthy skin.

Brown Rice

Brown rice is a whole grain that’s rich in dietary fiber and thiamine. It is a good source of vitamin B, magnesium, protein and antioxidants. Also, brown rice has a low glycemic load. Foods with vitamin B and low in glycemic load are helpful for combatting acne as the vitamin can help regulate hormones.

Broccoli

Broccoli is a super food that is helpful to your body in so many ways. Even if you don’t have acne breakouts, adding broccoli in your diet always is a good choice. Broccoli is packed with vitamins A, B, C, E and K. These vitamins will help to fight damage on your skin and help your skin to glow.

8 foods to prevent acne breakouts

Broccoli salad with sesame, garlic and olive oil.

Fish

Fish is a great source of fatty acids like omega-3 and omega-6. These acids are hard to find in natural, but that your body needs to help reduce inflammation that can trigger cells to clog pores and cause acne.

Garlic

Garlic is not only good for your heart, it’s also good for your skin. With a chemical called allicin, garlic kills off bacteria that your body may be having, and helps fight any inflammation.

These are only some suggestions of what you could eat to prevent acne breakouts. If you can add just a few of these into your diet you’ll be helping to clear up your skin from the inside out. Together with a healthy lifestyle and acne treatment products, you are guaranteed to have clear skin in no time.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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    Best Foods For Acne: 10 Foods That Prevent Pimples And Irritated Skin. http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/11/09/best-foods-for-acne_n_2089079.html. Accessed August 24, 2016.

    Got Acne? You Must Eat These Foods. http://www.totalbeauty.com/content/gallery/acne-foods-you-must-eat. Accessed August 24, 2016.

    Foods that fight acne. http://www.besthealthmag.ca/best-looks/acne/foods-that-fight-acne/. Accessed August 24, 2016.

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