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The Best (and worst) foods to make your skin glow!

World famous health guru Dr Andrew Weil, explains which foods help (and which can harm) your complexion.

Nutritious foods can fuel your immune system and fights infection. But these foods help support our skin's defence too. They give skin the power it needs to help battle acne-causing bacteria.

These foods and nutrients can help skin fight bacteria that cause acne. Try to include 2 from each group everyday.

Fatty Acids
These acids help skin retain water so it glows, and they also soothe stressed-out skin.

  • Wild Salmon
  • Cod
  • Flaxseeds
  • Almonds

Whole Gains
The fibre in these grains flushes out toxins and helps to keep skin clear.

  • Brown rice
  • Wild rice
  • Barley
  • Whole-wheat bread

Vitamin B6
Unbalanced hormones can lead to acne - foods with B6 can help keep hormones levels at bay.

  • Cauliflower
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Walnuts
  • Avocado

ANY fruits!

OK, now for the bad! These nutrient-poor foods contain substances that can cause skin reactions that lead to acne. Of course, every body will react differently so best to listen to yours.

Caffeine is dehydrating and skin needs water to flush away impurities.

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Colas
  • Energy drinks

Research shows that sugary foods promote inflammation, damaging skin cells and causing acne.

  • Lollies
  • Soft drinks
  • Desserts
  • Syrup

Processed Foods
These have unhealthy fats and carbs which also cause inflammation that damages skin and promotes acne.

  • Hot Dogs
  • Canned soup
  • Frozen dinners
  • Instant noodles

Greasy Foods
Trans fatty acids can boost the production of hormones which lead to acne.

  • Chips
  • Fried foods
  • Fast foods
  • Margarine


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