5. High Glycemic Index Carbs
Bread and pasta made with refined white flour are high on the glycemic index, meaning that they spike your blood sugar really quickly. That sets you up for a high and a crash, a cycle that can definitely show on your face. Refined carbs have been proven to accelerate the skin’s aging and cause blemishes like acne and rosacea.
Instead, eat whole-wheat products. They fill you up better than the refined stuff, plus they can lower blood pressure and reduce your risk of chronic illnesses including type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Another option is to get really creative and eat pasta made with beans and bread based on ground flaxseeds.