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Infographic – Snack Attack: Foods That Wreak Havoc on Your Skin


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Some skin problems may be aggravated by the food we eat! Get a look at what could be causing problems.

The blood sugar spike from sugary snacks boost insulin production — higher insulin levels may increase acne, though it’s debated. Sugar could damage collagen and
elastin, which keep your skin tight. Try whole grains instead of white bread, and fruit instead of processed sugars.

Dehydrating ingredients like alcohol, caffeine, and salt can dry out your skin. Try low-caffeine tea instead of coffee, produce with high water content, minimal alcohol,
and be sure to rinse canned foods.

Conventional dairy products (milk, cheese, ice cream, yogurt) contain hormones that may aggravate acne and inflammation. Instead, you can get vitamin D and calcium from broccoli, dark leafy greens, and sardines.

Fatty foods can throw off our balance of omega-3 and omega-6 (we get too much omega-6 from processed fats). Eat more omega-3-rich fish and eggs, walnuts,
flaxseed, and extra virgin olive oil.

For healthy, glowing skin, you can certainly use a moisturizing cream (, but healthy foods can help out, too! Increase your intake of vitamins E and C, antioxidants, and beta carotene.

Make your own skin treatments with honey and egg whites! And remember — if your whole body is healthy, your skin can be, too.

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