We’ve mentioned in previous posts how food can affect skin clarity, and now we’re going to dive a little deeper into that pool, taking a look at the glycemic index (GI).

If there’s one thing we’ve learned in all our collective years of research, it’s that diet is everything. We truly believe, here at Hope for Health,that the vast majority of chronic health issues can be prevented or treated with healthy eating, and adult acne is no exception.

And really, it shouldn’t surprise you the food you eat affects literally everything in your body. After all, food is the fuel for your cells, right?

So when it comes to adult acne, you really need to take a close look at what you’re putting in your gas tank (aka stomach).

Do you love white rice? White bread? Oatmeal? Cereal? Bagels? Cheese? Potatoes?

Do you have adult acne?

If you answered yes, it’s likely because those foods are high GI foods, carbohydrate foods that significantly raise blood sugar levels when consumed. (We could insert another rant about sugar here, but you already know how we hate that stuff with a passion.)

Two new studies in 2016 published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology  show the link between high GI foods and adult acne, as well as a link between acne and low consumption of fruits, vegetables, and fish.

You can see these studies HERE and HERE.

What does this mean for you? It means it’s time to clean up your diet if you want that adult acne to go away. Want a list of low GI foods? Check out this information from the American Diabetes Association: CLICK HERE