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Is dairy causing your breakouts?

16th July 2015

A healthy, balanced diet

The majority of us have been brought up thinking dairy is essential for a healthy, balanced diet due to its high calcium content. However, recent studies suggest that many skin problems could be linked to high amounts of dairy being consumed, with dietician Maria Bella explaining  "Most of my youthful-looking, amazing clients have one thing in common: They do not have any dairy as part of their diet".



Dairy products are extremely inflammatory, which is bad news for the skin. Bella suggests that conditions ranging from acne to ageing could be caused by dairy consumption. "Most of the cows used in farming are actually pregnant cows. The hormones such as progesterone and insulin growth factors make their way into the milk," she explains. "When we consume the milk, it leads to increased levels of inflammation, skin breakdown, aging and acne in many people." If you are having problems with the health of your skin it could be worth eliminating dairy to see if the conditions improve. According to Bella it should take 12 weeks dairy-free for your skin to improve if it is the cause of the problem. However, it is essential that during this time you maintain your body’s calcium levels by eating alternatives such as nuts, green vegetables and soy.



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