Acne is a huge problem in this country and millions of dollars are made selling these fraudulent acne therapies and drugs. All of these drug sales are based on the myth that acne is caused by bacteria and excess oil in the skin which is a complete myth. The real cause of acne is sugar, grains, and milk. Why? Because you secrete excess sebum on your face as result of your insulin levels being high. Insulin is a hormone secreted in response to consuming foods which raise your blood sugar. Foods that raise your blood sugar are carbohydrates primarily and foods that are high on the glycemic
index which measures how high your blood sugar is raised when a certain time period, definitely cause your develop ugly acne. The higher the food is on the glycemic index, the higher your levels of insulin will be raised. Also the more carbohydrates you eat, the more likely you are to develop acne.
Sugar, sugary drinks, and high fructose corn syrup are very high on the glycemic index and the main reason why teens particularly male teens suffer from such bad acne. Sugar raises your insulin levels very high and also causes insulin resistance which results in chronically high insulin levels. Teens are the biggest consumers of sugary drinks with male teens being the highest. I remember I had horrible acne when I was a teen and it was because I consumed 2-3 cans of soda per day. Little did I know what I was doing to myself by consuming so much sugar. Sugary drinks are the top source of calories here in America so as long as we are consuming sugar, Americans will always have bad acne.
Milk definitely does not do your face good. Milk particularly skim and 2 percent milk are huge causes of acne. You are more likely to develop acne by drinking low fat-milk than whole milk. The processing of whole milk to make skim, 1 percent and 2 percent, actually increase the levels of hormones in the milk which causes acne. Low fat milk also raises your insulin levels even more. Skim milk, 1 and 2 percent milk is a complete scam. If you are going to drink milk, you are much better drinking organic, grass fed whole milk. In moderation of course, unless you want to develop acne. You might be thinking, well milk is not a carb why does it cause acne.
1. When you consume milk, you are actually consuming insulin and milk dramatically raises
your insulin levels. Milk can increase your insulin levels by 300 percent!
2. All milk even the milk treated without Monsanto’ genetically modified growth hormones also contains insulin growth like factor which also linked the development of acne. Consuming industrial milk which is often treated with artificial growth hormones increase the levels of insulin growth like factor which increases your risk of developing acne.
We have been told to eat as many grains as possible particularly whole grains but this is not really good for our skin’s appearance. Grains are essentially sugar and when you grains like wheat, you are going to significantly raises your blood sugar and thus insulin levels. White and whole wheat bread raise your blood sugar and insulin levels as high as a candy bar. Whole wheat is very high on the glycemic index and is equal to white bread. This is because when you mill the grain to a flour, it becomes readily absorbable and thus raises your blood sugar and insulin levels very high. Given that the USDA food pyramid recommends to consume a high grain diet (which is done to increase the profits of the grain companies and big wealthy farmers), Americans are again doomed to have acne problems.
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