December 2017

I will be sharing with you my experience with low Glycemic Index diet also known as a low inflammatory diet that has helped tremendously with controlling my acne and cystic acne! What is the Glycemic Index? The glycemic index (or GI) is a ranking of carbohydrates on a scale from 0 to 100 according to the extent to which they raise blood sugar (glucose) levels after eating. Foods with a high GI are those which are rapidly digested, absorbed and metabolized and result in marked fluctuations in blood sugar (glucose) levels.
Though, greasy french fries, pizza and chocolate have always seemed to get a bad rap tied to acne, – and one of the dietary culprits may be how the foods you eat affect your blood sugar.
When your blood sugar spikes, it can lead to inflammation, which plays a role in acne. Eating lots of high glycemic index foods can also elevate hormones that increase the activity of oil glands in the skin, which ultimately contributes to the formation of acne. No to that!
A low glycemic diet is an eating plan based on how each food affects your blood sugar level. Too much sugar causes inflammation, which leads to wrinkles, dark spots and irritations. No to sugar! Have you noticed why people affected by diabetes look older? Glycation. That’s a fancy way of saying that sugar hardens and cross-links collagen and elastin, the proteins that keep your skin firm and elastic. When they’re damaged, skin sags and wrinkles appear.
The high levels of insulin trigger the skin to produce way more sebum that it needs. Hello, pimples!
If you're prone to outbreaks of acne, you may want to try cutting back on empty carbs and sweets. “You are what you eat.”