8. Complex Carbohydrates
Spiking insulin levels are associated with increased acne. Keep insulin and blood sugar levels even by eating whole grains and complex carbohydrates like peas, beans, and vegetables.
Avoid enriched flour. This flour has been stripped nutrients and then “enriched” artificially and possibly even dyed to mimic whole wheat flour.
Avoid simple carbs like pasta, white flour, white rice, and sugar. White flour shows up in a lot of unexpected places like whole wheat bread, breaded foods, hash browns, and sauces.