What are some foods that can help prevent acne?

Here is a list of types of food that can help you with your acne:

Green tea: Green tea is filled the antioxidants that can protect from environmental stress. Drinking more green tea throughout the day may be a great addition to your anti-acne routine.

Fish and flaxseed: The typical Western diet contains too many omega-6 fatty acids, which are tied to inflammation. Eating more omega-3 fatty acids, such as those found in fatty fish, walnuts, flaxseed, and the like, can help reduce inflammation and improve acne breakouts.

Zinc: Several studies have shown that the mineral zinc may reduce the effects of acne. It’s best to get zinc form supplements (100 mg a day) or naturally from your diet. Try food that are reach in zinc such as toasted wheat germ (sprinkled on salads), veal liver, roast beef, roasted pumpkin and dried squash or watermelon seeds.

Vegetables are good for your health and can help clear up acne. Orange and red vegetables contain beta-carotenes, which naturally help normalize sebum production and reduce inflammation. Dark, leafy greens and dark-coloured berries contain plenty of anti-oxidants and phytonutrients that can further help clear your skin.

Probiotics: A few recent studies have shown that intestinal bacteria may affect inflammation throughout the body. Probiotics can reduce inflammation and oxidative stress and may help reduce acne breakouts. Great natural sources for probiotics are yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, dark chocolate, microalgae, miso soup, pickles, tempeh, kimchi, and kombucha tea.

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