The 3 Week Diet

8 Foods That Cause Acne In Adults


Can eating certain foods give you pimples and breakouts? Turns out, we are HOW we eat! Change your eating habits by cutting out these eight foods for clearer and healthier skin!

When it comes to acne, the debate in the scientific community rages on about whether diet plays a causative role. But what I can tell you from personal experience is that diet plays a definite role in making skin better or worse — at least for the large majority of us.

Acne is not all that well understood, even by scientists. Since we have no formal cure for it, it makes much more sense to avoid developing acne in the first place. Technically, acne is classified as a disease that affects the skin’s oil glands. Think of your pores (the small holes in your skin) as pipes to the oil glands (underneath your skin). Anything clogging up these pipes, and you’ve got acne.

So when it comes to preventing acne (which is everyone’s goal) the key lies directly in your diet. When the right amounts of insulin (and other chemicals) are produced, your sebum production should remain consistent – leaving you zit-free.

So without further ado, here are 8 foods to immediately stop eating if you want to avoid acne!

1. Bread


Bread is problematic for many reasons. But when it comes to acne, the main culprit here is gluten. Gluten can not only lead to small intestinal damage, but it also increases systemic inflammation. One of the main triggers of acne is inflammation. Interestingly, bread may be depleting some of your valuable antioxidant stores, which means you are more likely to develop acne through that mechanism, as well.

In addition, many scientific studies have linked psoriasis to gluten sensitivity. Beyond that, there are even some studies which show that gluten sensitivity is linked to dermatitis herpetiformis. This condition is even sometimes called “celiac disease of the skin.” Bread is problematic for a lot of other reasons, as well, so it is best to leave this out of your daily diet. Try our delicious bacon weave fried egg sandwich recipe if you really miss this lunchtime staple.

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