Food & Nutrition

10 Foods Dermatologists Would Never Eat

Cold cuts

Charcuterie board with prosciutto, capicola and other italian deli cured meatIgor Dutina/Shutterstock

Hitting up the local deli for an Italian sub every day could do a number on your skin because deli meats are packed with sodium. In fact, just three slices of Genoa salami has 493 mg of sodium, that adds up to 21 percent of your daily sodium intake! And if you think you’re being healthy by opting for the turkey sub,  a single, two-ounce serving of deli turkey meat has even more sodium – a whopping 625 mg.  “High-sodium diets will cause water retention, swelling, and puffiness, particularly around the eyes,” Klein told the Daily Meal.

Whey protein shakes

Glass with protein shake and powder in spoon on wooden tableAfrica Studio/Shutterstock

Protein shakes are great for building and repairing your muscles after an intense weight-training session, but some types of protein may throw your skin out of whack. In particular, whey protein has been shown to cause acne flare-ups. “[Whey proteins] can have similar effects on the skin as drinking too much milk, as they also trigger insulin release from the pancreas and raise insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) levels.” David Lortscher, MD, a board-certified dermatologist, CEO and founder of Curology, told Insider. This IGF-1 is a hormone that is well-known for triggering breakouts. Next, make sure you never put these 10 things on your face.

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