High glycaemic index foods trigger acne formation.
Foods that are rapidly absorbed and raise blood sugar rapidly are called high glycaemic index foods. These foods include white rice, white flour, white bread, white sugar, potatoes and fruit juices. Consumption of these foods increases blood sugar and causes an increase in the hormone called IGF-1. The increase in IGF-1 hormone in serum also triggers acne formation.
In a study, people with acne problems were given a diet high in pulp content, away from high glycaemic index foods for 12 weeks, and it was shown that acne improved and acne formation decreased at the end of 12 weeks.
Therefore, in order to prevent acne formation, the diet should include more whole grains, legumes, vegetables and fruits with high pulp content instead of foods containing white rice, white flour and sugar.
High-fat foods and trans fats trigger acne formation.
High-fat foods and especially trans fats disrupt fat secretion in the body and trigger inflammation in the body; therefore, acne formation is also triggered. In order to prevent acne formation, it is necessary to avoid chips, hamburgers and all products cooked by frying with high fat and trans fat content in the diet.
Baking, boiling and grilling methods should be preferred as food preparation techniques. Although olive oil is the priority in oil preference, other liquid oils can also be preferred.
Milk triggers formation of acne.
Milk increases the IGF-1 hormone in the body due to the growth hormones in its milk structure and triggers acne formation.
Iodine triggers formation of acne .
High amounts of iodine in shellfish, seaweed and salt can trigger acne formation. Therefore, these foods should be reduced in the diet. Especially salt should be consumed without exceeding the amount of 5 g/day recommended by the World Health Organisation.