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Thoughts On Green Tea And Cutting Out Dairy?

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#1 SociallyAwkward

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 10:36 AM

Hey guys, I have moderate acne on the sides of my face and on my chin that doesn't seem to go. Recently I was told dairy could be playing a big part in my struggle to get rid of acne and that I should cut it out. I have also browsed the internet and I only hear good things about the health benefits of green tea and it's anti inflammitory properties. So today I popped to the shops and picked up some green tea and almond milk as a substitute for my beloved milk.  

 

Just wondering if anyone has had any experiences with these two things and it would be appreciated if you could let me know. 

 

Also I eat healthily and excersise fairly regularly so I don't think there are any underlying factors that could also be affecting my acne. 

 



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 10:47 AM

Yes.  There is a good clinical study on Green Tea (ECGC, (–)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate is the active compound).  Drinking 3 to 5 cups per day of freshly brewed Green Tea resulted in a 50% reduction in acne lesion count on average on study particpants.  The catechins in Green Tea are strong antioxidants.

 

It is also a good idea to use an acne topical or moisturizer that contains Green Tea, in addition to drinking it.

 

Dairy, High Glycemic Index foods (sugars, sweets, soft drinks, white bread) and High Gluten consumption can factor in acne.  So best to keep you diet low in these foods.


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Posted 25 April 2014 - 10:57 AM

About 8 months ago i went vegan after being a vegetarian and there was a huge difference in my complexion! But then a few months ago I started having dairy here and there again and my face went crazy. Now I cut it back out but am stuck with getting rid of my acne and the scarring. I recommend cutting out dairy (of EVERYTHING that means no cheese, milk, milk products, yogurt etc) for a few months and seeing what happens. I know it works for a lot of people. There are a lot of alternatives to all these things, although some of the vegan options take some time getting used to (but now whenever i eat cheese it really grosses me out). Just give it a try for a few months and BE STRICT on yourself, because sometimes just the smallest bit of dairy can mess everything up. I know a girl that stopped consuming dairy for years and then started again and broke out in horrible cystic acne that took here even longer to get rid of. Everything is worth a shot, so give it up for a few months and if you see a difference then great! if not, then you can go back to your regular eating habits.

 

As for green tea, it is very good for you. I would recommend at least 3 cups a day. Hot is the best way to drink it with no added sugars or anything (you'll get rid of all the good stuff if you do this) you can drink it cold also, its just not as powerful. You can add a tad bit of honey, i know that doesn't completely make the green tea loose all its antioxidants and such and honey is really good for you but honey also loosing a lot of its great factors when added to hot drinks. So that kinda sucks for a green tea and honey drink but if you can't handle the taste of plain green tea had a teaspoon of honey. hope this helps! :-)


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Posted 25 April 2014 - 01:37 PM

i thought green tea would help but in the next couple of days i gotten hormonal acne around my jaw and chin last time ago so i never dranked it again true story






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