A List of Low Glycemic Index Carbs & Acne Foods

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Enjoy vegetables on a low glycemic diet.
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The Glycemic Index website explains the Glycemic Index (GI) as the "ranking [of] carbohydrates according to their effect on our blood glucose levels." Foods low on the GI may aid in weight management, diabetes management and improve heart health and blood pressure levels. Meanwhile, eating foods that work to remove toxins from your body can help prevent acne breakout.

Fruits and Vegetables

Apples, banana, grapes, grapefruit, kiwi, mango, orange, peach and pear are low on the GI, according to the MyFit website. Most vegetables are low, but potatoes, fava beans, parsnips and canned beets should be avoided as they rank high.

Breads

Many breads and grains rate high on the GI. However, sourdough, pumpernickel, flax, egg noodles, muesli, steel cut oats, buckwheat, quinoa, and bulgar have low GI ratings.

Other Low Glycemic Index Foods

All dairy foods rank low on the GI, as does dark chocolate, long grain rice, honey and 100 percent fruit jam.

Acne Fighting foods

The Best Health Magazine website explains that acne sufferers should incorporate certain foods into their daily diet. Zinc rich foods like beans, oysters and fish may help to reduce acne breakouts. Omega-3 fatty acid rich food, such as flaxseed, salmon and tuna help with inflammation. Orange foods rich in beta-carotene, such as carrots, bell peppers, and sweet potatoes, are good for your skin. Vitamin E rich foods, like almonds, eggs and leafy greens, help to heal skin blemishes.

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