Healthy Foods—Clearer Skin
Low-glycemic diets—rich in whole grains, fish, lean meats and plenty of fruits and vegetables—have received a lot of fanfare lately, a bunch of it over Dr. Nicholas Perricone's anti-wrinkle diet (key words there: wild salmon and greens). But according to an article in the November issue of W magazine, there's another (superficial) benefit to eating foods on the low-glycemic scale: clear skin. While two studies in the 1960s and 1970s seemed to debunk the connection between diet and acne—one absolved chocolate, the other, peanuts, milk and soda—a more recent one, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in July, found that subjects who followed a low-glycemic diet for 12 weeks had over 50% fewer pimples. That's all great news—just one more boon to add to the numerous health benefits of eating well.