Strawberries & Acne

by Jill Corleone, RDN, LD

Strawberries may not be causing your acne.

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In the United States, acne is the most common skin problem affecting 40 to 50 million people at any one time, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Dead skin cells, too much oil and bacteria cause acne. While current research seems to indicate that diet may play a role in the development of acne, there's no direct connection between strawberries and blemishes.

Strawberries, Diet and Acne

When it comes to diet and acne, the AAD reports that there might be a connection, but not with strawberries. Current research seems to indicate that milk, chocolate and foods with a high-glycemic index, such as sweets and processed carbohydrates like white bread, may play a role in acne development of acne. In addition to not being connected to acne, strawberries also have a low glycemic index, making it a good food to eat if you have acne.

Consider Allergies

If you're experiencing raised, red bumps on your skin after eating strawberries, it's possible that you may have an allergy to the fruit. Although these red bumps, also known as hives, are usually itchy. If you suspect a food allergy, consult your doctor for a diagnosis.

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About the Author

Jill Corleone is a registered dietitian and health coach who has been writing and sharing her love of food, nutrition and health with anyone who'll listen for almost 20 years. Her work has been featured on the Huffington Post, Diabetes Self-Management and Working Mother.