Whey protein a favourite supplement of those engaged in bodybuilding and sports may well be a bad idea if you suffer from acne.
Research by Melnik (2011) showed that whey protein was a particularly potent stimulator of insulin and IGF-1 release. These two hormones have the potential to increase the production of sebum and keratin, substances that when produced in excess can cause blockages in hair follicles, resulting in spots.
Following the paleo diet may benefit those with acne, as it requires the exclusion of milk and dairy products.
Here are some of the reasons that milk may not be such a good idea if you suffer from acne:
Various researchers have concluded that milk products may result in an increase in insulin and IGF-1 levels, these are potent stimulators of the acne process.
Following the paleo diet may represent a route to clearing or improving the acne condition.
Central to the paleo diet is the exclusion of grains and beans. The following points are selection of some of the reasons why this may benefit those with acne:
3 key points to consider:
· Grains and beans are high in a substance called phytate, unfortunately this binds to minerals and may reduce their absorption. Obviously this may raise the chances of various mineral deficiencies.
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