Do you suffer from hormonal acne that doesn't seem to go away? The right food can make a big difference. These are the XX foods that help provide radiant skin without hormonal acne.
I struggle for almost 15 years with hormonal acne. Even when I went to the pill, I still often suffered from acne. Especially in my face, but also on my back with sore, inflamed pimples. With me the acne is hormonal because of my thyroid problems and my PCOS. Because of my hormonal imbalance there are a lot of processes not so good, my gut flora is out of balance and my liver has to work hard to break down all bad bacteria and at the same time make sure that my hormones remain well balanced. That doesn't work at all, making it look like inflammation out of the skin, in the form of acne. Although it is important to work on your hormone balance, good and proper nutrition also has a great importance here. Today I tell you what nutrition you can eat best to ensure a radiant skin without hormonal acne and pimples. Read this for a more general blog about why you should eat some nutrition against acne. And this blog is quite interesting for what nutrition can do against acne and insulin resistance.
Eat complex carbohydrates
Complex carbohydrates such as whole grains like rice and pasta help to clear your skin. In addition, beans and legumes also help very well. Furthermore, organic and not sprayed fruit and vegetables are also very good. As you can read here it comes mainly to a plant based and Whole Foods diet.
Eat food rich in zinc, Omega 3 and vitamins A and E
The mineral zinc and vitamins A and E are known to work extremely well against inflammations because they are rich in antioxidants. Nutrition that is rich in these vitamins and minerals are the following:
- Orange fruit and vegetables like oranges, carrots, apricot and sweet potato
- Spinach, kale and other green leafy vegetables
- Whole Wheat Bread
- Whole Wheat Rice
- Pumpkin seeds
- Beans, peas and lentils
- Salmon, mackerel, sardines and other fatty fish
- Nuts such as cashew nuts, walnuts and almonds
What does a diet against hormonal acne look like?
In general, you eat a diet rich in omega 3, fiber and lots of vegetables. You don't consume dairy and you don't eat foods that are high in GI and GL. That means a wholesome diet that is sugars and consists of complex carbohydrates with a low GI. You don't necessarily have to follow a low carbohydrate diet! An acne friendly menu might look like this: Breakf
ast: Oatmeal with almond milk, blueberries, flaxseed and nut L
unch: salad with Courghetti, spinach, apple, carrot and a tahini avocado dressing. Tasty with some roasted chickpeas. Dinn
er: Oven baked salmon with sweet potato fries and coconut rice. Snac
k options: Piece of fruit, vegetable stalks with almond paste or hummus, boiled egg, hand nuts.
Eating healthy for a radiant skin doesn't have to be difficult or a lot of time to cost. It's only a switch in what you've been doing for quite a while and changing those habits takes some more effort. But with the right mindset and willpower you will surely succeed!