Can Barbeque and Meat Worsen Your Acne?
not the first time that a food is being blamed for breakouts and acne. We know
how disheartening it is, especially when you are a foodie and a diehard fan of
meat and barbeque.
any linkage between acne and diet has been denied by researchers time and
again, however, it would not be wrong to conclude that barbeque and meat might
not trigger acne, but can definitely make the situation worse if you are
How pork and beef could affect your
foods, in addition to satisfying your taste buds, also tend to increase the
insulin levels in your body which then leads to the inflammation and ultimately
results in breakouts and acne. Further, since meats are acid-forming foods,
they tend to make your body’s pH a bit acidic which promotes inflammation, and
thereby the acne.
So, how would you know if meat and
barbeque is the actual reason behind your acne?
no standard remedy for all. A certain food which triggered
acne in you might be completely harmless
to your friend. Thus, the only way you can conclude if barbeque and meat are
making your acne worse is to test it yourself.
eliminating these foods from your diet completely for about a few weeks
(preferably more than a month) and see if there are any positive results.
this, try adding these foods into your diet again and see if this made your
What can you do about this?
- Be choosy - Not all
meats are bad. Thus, to stay safe, make sure that your meat choices are not
promoting inflammation. If you love eating red meat, it is highly recommended
to choose grass-fed cow meat as it has the correct ratio of Omega-6s and is not
found to enhance inflammation. You can also choose organic chicken but avoid to
eat the skin and fat parts.
- Prefer to eat fish rich in omega 3 - Omega 3
can be found in salmon, trout, herring and sardines. Omega 3 is converted by
the body into gamma-linoleic acid (GLA) and provides a basis for prostaglandin
synthesis. These prostaglandins lower blood pressure, help the metabolism of
water (moisturize the skin), decrease inflammation (also those of your skin),
improve nerve and immune function and help balance blood sugar.
- Eat lots of fruits and vegetables - This is
because fruits and vegetables are loaded with antioxidants which
guard your skin against inflammation and lower the insulin levels.
- Avoid eating the spicy and oily sauce - Let’s
admit, what a meat is without a spicy sauce? But, if you want to prevent your
acne from getting any worse, and do not want to give up on meat, then at least
avoid eating spicy sauce as it contains a lot of fats and salts than what are
actually required by our body, and lead to breakouts.
- Drink a lot of water - This goes
without saying – whether you consume meat or not, let’s make it a point to
drink lots of water. It neutralizes the build-up of toxins in your body, while
also providing you a clear and healthy skin.
- Cut back on alcohol - If pairing
your favorite meat with a glass of alcohol is your idea of having a perfect
meal, you might need to bring about a change and cut alcohol from your diet. In
addition to being harmful to your overall health, alcohol is super sugary and
can exacerbate your acne, to say the least!
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