Banish the bagel and end breakouts: Cutting high-glycemic-index carbs--such as pasta and baked goods--can reduce acne, reports a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers found that men following a low-GI diet--eating complex carbs like whole-wheat bread and fruit--had 20 percent fewer acne lesions after 12 weeks than those eating a diet rich in high-GI carbs. Because they're digested quickly, high-GI carb cause blood-sugar spikes that produce insulin. Excess insulin thickens hair follicles, which traps oil and causes acnes, says lead study author Neil Mann, Ph.D. Women may experience the same effect, so stick to acne-fighting whole grains, beans, and soy nuts.
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