Our skin is the largest organ of our body and we all want it to look healthy and beautiful. You must have heard the saying “you are what you eat”. This is true on many levels. Everything that we eat or drink leaves either good or bad effects on our skin.
If you eat junk or unhygienic food, and do not let your skin get proper nutrition, it will result in poor skin conditions like acne, blackheads and early signs of aging whereas, a healthy diet will help you get a flawless skin.
Patricia Farris, MD, a dermatologist and author of The Sugar Detox explains that a poor diet is casts as bad effects on your skin as smoking cigarettes does. We all know that cigarette smoking results in wrinkles and other signs of aging. Just like that, an unhealthy diet causes inflammation. This inflammation causes oxidative stress that ends up damaging the collagen and DNA that makes you look old.
These are the 10 foods that you should totally avoid if you love your skin.
1. Rice Cakes
There was a time when rice cakes were preferred by super models as they have a low fat content and were thought to be fat erasers. But now, people need to be aware that rice cakes are not healthy at all. Their nutrition levels are very low and they increase the blood sugar levels in our body that is not good for us.
Rice cakes have simple carbs in them and our body metabolizes them by converting them into glucose; just the way it metabolizes the sugar. Valori Treloar, MD, dermatologist and author of The Clear Skin Diet says that this conversion damages our wrinkle fighting proteins like collagen.