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Acne Diets

Do effective acne diets really exist?

As much as we wish it were true, there is no scientific evidence to link acne outbreaks to poor eating habits. Just as there is no proof that eating chocolate and greasy fried foods causes acne - there is no proof that eating healthy foods will eliminate it.

Still, many people continue to believe the association of certain foods with acne and that is alright. If you feel that you have identified specific foods that may trigger your acne, avoid them.

However, no doctor or dermatologist will validate the mythical link between diets and acne. They may recommend that you stay away from the foods you believe to cause a problem, but that is usually as far as they will go.

Even though there might not be scientific proof connecting acne and food, there are many health reasons for restricting your intake of processed, fried, high-fat foods and those tasty sweet treats that are made from refined carbohydrates. Those types of foods have been proven to cause heart disease, a condition that is far more serious than acne. That is more than enough reason for every person, regardless of race, sex or age, to change their eating habits.

A diet that is the right balance of vitamins and nutrients can greatly reduce the risk of heart trouble. Such a diet will leave you feeling more energized and may even slow down the effects of aging. Equally important, a balanced diet is the most effective way to lose weight and keep it off.

When the body is fed a nutritionally-balanced diet it is more capable of performing at optimum capacity. When the body feels better, it acts better, and in a short time will look better too.

The absence of proven 'cure-all' acne diets does not mean that healthy eating will not help to improve your skin. It may well be that a healthy diet is one piece to the 'acne puzzle'.

So go ahead and start adding more fiber, anti-oxidant-rich fruits and vegetables and complex carbohydrates to your diet and start reaping the benefits. You might find that glowing, blemish-free skin is one way your body benefits from eating a proper diet!

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