The Free Press, Mankato, MN


June 11, 2013

Link between diet and acne unsure, but vitamins and minerals may help


- Vitamin C is an antioxidant that provides anti-inflammatory properties and has helped penetrate skin and prevent the return of acne. Examples of Vitamin C are citrus fruits, broccoli, tomatoes, sweet and white potatoes, and green peppers.

- Zinc (found in eggs, mushrooms, nuts and whole grains) and selenium (a trace mineral in most soils and absorbed by a variety of vegetables) are known to improve the overall health of the body, including the skin.

- Omega-3s found in fatty fish, walnuts, chia, flax seeds and supplements are strong anti-inflammatories and are beneficial beyond the skin.

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