Acne diet

Acne diet


The acne diet focuses on a teenager’s nutritional
needs, while also offering a wide range of nutritious foods that
provide all the nutrients necessary to help keep skin healthy.



There is no evidence that eating fried foods and
chocolate causes Acne, however, some people do find that certain
foods can make Acne worse. If you find that a particular food
causes your Acne to worsen, is a good idea to avoid this type of
food. Research has found that having a low-glycaemic diet can help
to improve some cases of Acne. This means eating foods that keep
your blood sugar steady. Most fruits and vegetable are
low-glycaemic foods. See the Low Glycaemic Index Diet for more



Include (daily):

• At least 2 litres of water
• 5 servings of fruit and vegetables
• 5-11 servings of breads/cereals
• 1 serving of protein (eg. lean meat, fish, poultry, nuts,
• 3 servings of low-fat dairy food

Include (regularly):

• Essential fatty acids (EFAs) found in sunflower, soya bean,
corn or safflower oils, sunflower seeds and linseed/flax
• Beta-carotene (pro-vitamin A) found in carrots, green leafy
vegetables, broccoli, spinach and yellow and orange fruits –
peaches, apricots and mangoes
• Zinc, which is present in brewer’s yeast, wholegrains, Brazil
nuts and pumpkin seeds


• Sugary drinks and other soft drinks
• Foods high in saturated fat and sugar (eg. fried foods, crisps,
pastries, sweets, chocolate)


Sample Daily Diet

1 glass of water (250 ml) with squeeze of lemon juice
1 bowl of Bircher muesli (see recipe below)
2 slices of wholegrain toast with margarine and Vegemite
1 glass of water (250 ml)

1 glass of water (250 ml)
4 dried apricots
2 crumpets with honey

1 glass of water (250 ml)
1 bowl of pumpkin soup
1 wholemeal roll with salad

1 glass of water (250 ml)
1 cup carrot and celery sticks
1 cup of tzatziki dip


1 glass of water (250 ml)
1 serving of chicken and mango salad with light dressing with
crusty wholegrain bread
1 tub of low-fat yoghurt

After dinner
1 glass of water (250 ml)


Easy Bircher

1 cup of untoasted muesli
half cup of apple juice
1 tub of natural yoghurt
1 tablespoon of sunflower and linseed seeds

Mix together and chill overnight or for at least 2 hours.

Chicken mango

Nutritional profile (per 100 g):
Energy: 665 kJ
Protein: 13 g
Fat: 10 g
Carbohydrate: 3 g
Fibre: 1 g
Vitamin C: 10 mg
Folate: 16 μg
Beta-carotene: 504 μg
Zinc: 0.9 μg

1 small bunch of baby spinach/lettuce (rinsed)
1 punnet of cherry tomatoes
1 medium roast chicken (skin removed), cut into small
1 avocado
1 small bunch of spring onions
2 mangoes, diced
80 g of cashews
4 dessertspoons of light French dressing

Place spinach and sectioned chicken in large salad bowl and add
tomatoes, diced avocado, spring onions, mangoes, cashews and salad
dressing. Mix together, and serve with crusty bread.