Published: 09/18/2010 - Updated: 11/15/2018
Causes of acne can be very varied, as hormonal imbalances or excessive sebaceous gland activity. However, with intelligent and appropriate diet, acne can be controlled and even eradicated, as if the intestines and blood are purified and the body gets well nourished and hydrated any imbalance or problem can be reduced or eliminated.
So if your skin tends to have acne and pimples, do not give up, your cells regenerate every 24 hours, with patience, much love for you and by following these tips, you will see how your skin starts to look more and more healthy.
Enough food in your diet
- Daily, include foods rich in vitamin A, which is found in carrots, spirulina algae, fresh vegetables from orange or yellow color (mango, papaya, peaches, melons, etc.). Please consider a contribution of between 700 and 1400 IU.
- Daily, include in salads or juice onion, a clove of garlic (preferably on an empty stomach with a glass of water as hot as you can), lemon, apple (at night before falling asleep), celery and tomato.
- Whole grains
- Fish and foods rich in Omega-3 as cold pressed vegetable oils, soybeans, wheat germ, almonds, and fish such as salmon, tuna, etc.
- Vegetable Milks
- Drink: at almost 2 liters of pure water a day.
Decrease the consumption of
Bakery, pastes and dressings as catsup, mustard, vinegar, etc.
Foods you should avoid or eliminate
- Those rich in bad cholesterol, and animal fats (meat, milk, cheese, sausages, butter).
- Refined sugar (white) and products (sodas, cookies, candy, canned, etc.).
- Fried food
- Junk food and processed.
Here's a sample and recommended diet to follow daily. You can modify the diet with other foods recommended, but try not to combine many foods at the same time for digestion and does not cause putrefaction or fermentation of food quick.
FASTING: drink a glass of water as hot as you can with the juice of a squeezed lemon. Fasting, you can also take raw garlic with hot water, aloe juice or goji berries. Wait 10-15 minutes before breakfast.
BREAKFAST: pick some fruit such as papaya, mango, banana, etc. and eat it either crushed or in a smoothie with soy milk. When you eat fruit, you should wait a while so it does not mix with other foods and do not ferment in your stomach. So wait 30 minutes and then eat what you want for breakfast and accompany with an infusion of green tea, chamomile or lemon.
FOOD: choose a dish you like cooking, such as fish, some soup, a stew, etc. Just choose a casserole dish (hot) and accompanied by a salad of fresh vegetables or fresh vegetable juice (not fruit). If you're thirsty, it's best pure water or warm herbal tea such as peppermint, chamomile, mint, etc., No sugar. Many people are accustomed to sugary drinks during food, but remember it is only education of the palate.
DINNER: A fruit plate with homemade yogurt and honey or linseed toasted bread with avocado, cheese or tofu.
BEFORE BED: eat some fruit such as apples, which help to purify blood and guts while you sleep.
Remember, among other things, that exercise is essential to help the pores of the skin to breathe properly and do not accumulate toxins, in addition to that, exercise helps to deliver nutrients and maintain in good working order all your organs and systems.
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