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Can Beef Cause Keloid Scars?

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Lots of people nowadays are concerned about whether eating beef can cause keloid scars or not because beef is a very common food in daily Vietnamese meals. The following article shall give you the answer you are looking for.


Beef classified as red meat is a term used for mammalian meat that contains a higher amount of iron than fish or chicken. Beef has a high nutritional value beneficial to the development of the body. Beef contains a lot of iron, good for blood and the heart.

In addition, beef also contains a large amount of protein and vitamin B6 necessary for the body. Beef contains enough vitamin B6 that can help you build immunity, protein helps to metabolize and synthesize nutrition, and helps the body recover after intense activities.

In particular, beef also contains many amino acids and nitro-based acids that help turn the protein in the food into organic sugars for daily activities. In addition, beef contains palmitoleic and linoleic acids that help fight cancer along with many other pathogens.

Thanks to those amazing nutrients, beef becomes the top food in daily family meals.

Does Beef Cause Keloid Scars?
Does Beef Cause Keloid Scars?


Eating beef can cause keloid scars, which have been passed down for a long time and believed by lots of people. So does eating beef cause keloid scars? In fact, there are no studies that have proven that eating beef can cause keloid scars or the formation of keloid scars.

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In contrast, the nutrients needed for quick wound recovery in beef such as vitamin B6, protein, and zinc can help the wound heal faster. As you know, if you do not have enough nutrition intake, the wound healing process will be slower. The time it takes for the wound to heal is increased and the formation of a keloid is increased.


The following list shows the kinds of food you need to avoid eating during the healing process of the wounds onm your body.

1. Sugar

Large amounts of refined carbohydrates and sugars can degrade the quality of elastin and collagen, which are important in the healing process of open wounds. By consuming large amounts of sugar, you can increase the risk of developing side effects such as keloids or hypertrophic scars.


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2. Caffeine

You should avoid consuming caffeine during the healing process of the wounds, not beef. Caffeine is known for its strong antioxidant properties, which can potentially hinder the skin’s natural recovery process.

Drinking a lot of caffeine while having an open wound can affect the absorption of nutrients but can also drain water out of the body. Dehydration makes the skin more vulnerable to damage, more difficult to recover.

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3. Seafood

Seafood will make you feel itchy in the wound when it has not completely healed or is in the period of forming young skin. Seafood also stimulates the formation of keloid scars on the skin. Therefore, no matter how delicious seafood is, try to refrain yourself!

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In addition to the foods that you should avoid eating to prevent keloid scars formation, there are kinds of food that you need to eat because they do not cause keloid scars and are completely good for health such as:

  • Zinc: When injured, zinc can stimulate enzymes synthesis to support collagen production and regenerate damaged skin. Therefore, you should increase your intake of foods rich in zinc such as cereals, nuts, broccoli, …
  • Fruits and vegetables: Because they are rich in vitamins and minerals that are good for the body, do not forget to add them to your daily menu. In particular, vitamin C has anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant properties that will stimulate the wound healing process. Fruits and vegetables containing a lot of vitamin C are tomatoes, mangoes, cauliflower, brassica integrifolia, tangerines, oranges, kiwis, strawberries, etc.
  • It is recommended to eat vegetables such as centella asiatica, onion, lettuce, moringa, sauropus androgynus, etc. These are benign vegetables and have very high antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, which can enhance the wound healing process and prevent the formation of keloid scars.
  • Fish and meat can be processed with fresh turmeric because turmeric has a large amount of anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory curcumin, which helps prevent scarring.

This is all information about whether eating beef can cause keloid scars or not. We hope you’ve had enough useful information. In addition, if you are looking to learn about methods of treating keloid scars with modern technologies, you can contact Gangwhoo Cosmetic Hospital via our Hotline: 0901.666.879 for the most thoughtful advice and guidance.

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