You are also what you do not eat. If you do not devour foods with high sugar content, preservatives and chemicals, you also do not gain the risks of certain diseases. As they say, Änything in excess is poison.” If you eat unhealthy foods, it will surely have a negative effect not only on your skin (promotes early signs of aging) but also on your body as well. Psst.ph shares the lowdown on these four types of food that can make things worse for your health and will put you at greater risk for developing illnesses in the near future if you won’t change your lifestyle and eating patterns.
Eating food with a high glycemic index (GI) increase our blood sugar levels and triggers insulin release to our blood stream. Insulin promotes inflammation and can aggravate acne. Sugary food, pasta (Yes, all those bad carbs included!), rice, bread, and potatoes are some examples of food with high glycemic index.
Too much consume of salt in the diet causes edema or water retention (pamamanas), which is most noticeable under the eyes and can make them look puffy. So if you can, avoid canned goods at all costs because they are made not only with preservatives but also too much salt for a longer shelf life.
Dairy products may aggravate acne due to the hormones found in cow’s milk. Although further clinical studies are needed to establish this connection. Considering the importance of vitamin D and calcium in milk for growth and bone development, it is important to talk to your nutritionist and general physician (family doctor) first before removing dairy from your diet.
Processed and preserved foods contain chemicals that promote inflammation. It is best to avoid these foods if you have chronic inflammatory skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
Fried foods are cooked in oil at extremely high temperatures and they product compounds called advanced glycation end products (AGEs). AGEs promote inflammation and oxidative stress, which damage cells. Damage cells activate cancer.