Dutch researchers surveyed 566 organic food consumers using an online questionnaire.
19% of respondents said they had improvements in the condition of their hair, skin and nails (1).
Proponents of organic food have long claimed it to be nutritionally superior in comparison to conventionally farmed food.
Sugar consumption may well be the single most important factor that is contributing to your acne problem, and research is indicating that the other commonly consumed form of sugar called high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) could be even worse.
Sugar largely consists of two molecules glucose and fructose that are present in equal quantities, whereas HFCS contains more fructose than glucose (55% fructose, 42% glucose and 3% other sugars). Fructose appears to be the most detrimental component of sugar, hence why the higher fructose content in HFCS makes it potentially more problematic for health.
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.