5 healthy foods that may be causing acne (pimples)

Wheat bread is one of them.

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Healthy Foods That Can Cause Acne

So you have given up whole milk for skim milk. While it may have benefits, but a few healthy foods like this can cause acne. Do not believe us? Here are foods (backed with research) that can trigger acne.

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Skim Milk

Skim milk: A study published in the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology found that those who had skim milk had higher rates of acne than those who drank regular milk . The presence of hormones and bioactive molecules in skim milk is said responsible for the adverse skin conditions. [1]

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Wheat Bread

Wheat bread: A study published in the European Journal of Dermatology found a link between gluten intolerance and acne [2]. So if you are gluten intolerant, look for a gluten-free option for a sandwich and give your carbohydrates a veggie swap.

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Fruit Smoothies

Fruit smoothies: Sure smoothies offer a few nutrients, but whether you prefer it freshly blended or pre-packaged, much of it comes from fructose in fruit. A study published in the journal Experimental Diabesity Research found that a high-fructose diet is linked to acne and other skin damage. [3]

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Soybean Oil

Soybean oil: Soybean oil is rich in trans fats, and omega-6 heavy polyunsaturated fatty acids that can wreck havoc on your skin concludes a study published in the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology. [4]

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Low-fat Products

Low-fat products: When manufacturers remove fat from products like low-fat yoghurt they often add sugar to enhance the flavour. According to a study published in the journal Clinical Dermatology, sugar has been shown to damage the collagen fibre and also render them incapable of repair. [5]