Can spicy food cause acne? In fact, sugar is behind the scenes!

 Can spicy food cause acne? In fact, sugar is behind the scenes!

So why does it break out every time you eat hot food? Liu Jia analysis, the human body eat very spicy things will sweat, blush, visual appearance, acne is more red, inflammation is more obvious, but in fact this and acne is not very much related. Spicy food does accelerate local blood circulation, raise skin temperature, and may aggravate inflammation. The reason why I think that eating spicy hot pot, spicy hot pot, string, crayfish, barbecue and other spicy delicacies will cause acne is that many people will drink carbonated drinks or fruit juice while eating spicy food. Some people will drink cold tea drinks, but in fact, the sugar content of cold tea drinks is not small. In addition, these foods are high in fat and salt, which are bad for the skin.

Why is the culprit of acne sugar?

In fact, sugar is not a bad thing. Liu Jia explained that when the bodys blood sugar is too low, dizziness, panic and cold sweating will occur, and the body needs to take in a large amount of sugar in a short time to alleviate symptoms. Therefore, it is necessary to maintain normal blood sugar.

However, excessive carbohydrate intake can cause sebaceous glands to secrete excessive oil, causing pore blockage, infection, inflammatory reactions and leading to long pox. Liu Jia stressed that in addition, sugar can also lead to dark yellow skin and skin aging.

The sugar in the low sugar diet advocated on the Internet refers precisely to the value of the glycemic index GI (glycemic index), which reflects the index that food causes the rise of blood sugar in the human body. Experts believe that a balanced diet plus a low sugar diet should be advocated everyday.

How to eat if you dont want acne?

Excessive sebum secretion is one of the main causes of acne. Weng Zhisheng, chief dermatologist of the Third Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, explained that the activity of sebaceous glands was mainly affected by genetic genes and androgens. Sebum provided an oil and anaerobic environment for the growth of microorganisms such as Propionibacterium acne in hair follicles. Propionibacterium acne not only produced lipase to hydrolyze triglycerides to glycerol and to anaerobic environment. Free fatty acids, which stimulate hair follicles and surrounding tissues to cause inflammation, can also produce some proinflammatory mediators. Therefore, people with oily skin often suffer from acne. At the same time, excessive sebum secretion is also the main reason for oily skin, large pore, dark skin and so on.

Diet has a great influence on oily skin, much more than other skin types.

Studies have shown that high sugar food enters the human gastrointestinal tract and digests quickly, absorbs high, releases fast glucose, and has a high peak value when glucose enters the blood. Rapid increases in blood sugar lead to hyperinsulinemia, i.e. high levels of insulin in the blood, which are higher than normal levels. Excessive insulin can promote the formation of acne. When the metabolism of skin keratin is abnormal, the pore is blocked and bacteria will grow pox.

In addition, nutritional deficiency is a potential cause of acne, because balanced nutrition is the basis for maintaining normal functions and metabolism of the body, including skin. Therefore, to a certain extent, a balanced diet has a good effect on skin condition. Eating foods rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B, zinc, selenium and complex carbohydrates has a certain effect on preventing acne.

Low sugar diet should eat more coarse grains

The idea of a low sugar diet is to control the intake of bad carbohydrates, avoid excessive intake of glucose and store it in the body.

Generally, foods with GI below 55 are called low GI foods. Liu Jia suggested that low GI foods should be the main diet, including coarse grains, legumes, dairy products, fruits with more fruit acids (apples, cherries, kiwifruit, etc.), whole grains or high fiber foods. At the same time, we should reduce the intake of high sugar foods, such as cakes, biscuits, desserts, delicate foods, refined ready-to-eat foods with high sugar content.

Liu Jia stressed that it is noteworthy that if the amount of high sugar food is well controlled, the effect on blood sugar is also small, while low sugar food, if eaten a lot, will also have a great impact on blood sugar. Its better to combine the two.

People with oily skin also need to control the intake of dairy products. Dairy products are clinically proven to have clear acne-causing characteristics, because casein in milk can indirectly promote the development of inflammation and sebum secretion. Liu Jia pointed out that for people with oily skin, light, low sugar healthy diet is very important for skin care, and expensive skin care products can not replace the role of healthy diet.

Liu Jia pointed out that it is not easy to change dietary habits. We can start by changing our diet for a day and gradually replace unhealthy foods. For example, breakfast like milk, milk can be replaced by low-sugar yogurt. For staple food, single white rice is a food with high sugar content. Some brown rice and quinoa can be added to reduce the glycemic index after eating.

Although diet is a very important part of our acne muscles, there is no need to reduce the quality of life too much. Not to be too strict with the diet, in fact, a low sugar diet is not a sugar can not be eaten. If you stick to healthy eating habits this week, you can reward yourself for a little dessert. Restricting your diet too much will make you feel depressed and go to the other extreme, which is also bad for your health.

Medical Guidance/Director of Dermatology, Third Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Weng Zhisheng, and Liu Jia, Chief Physician of Clinical Nutrition

Source: Geng Yuanyuan_NJ5571, Responsible Editor of Peoples Network