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Hummus + Acne

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So I was wondering if grains are the primary cause of someone's acne, would hummus have a significant effect as well? The hummus is made of chickpeas, garlic, sesame seeds and olive oil. I have been eating about one serving of it.

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It doesn't contain any grains, but does contain other seeds which are harder to digest than say, a banana. Do you have digestion issues? Do you have problems with grains? If so, you may want to avoid all seeds for a few months while consuming healing foods.


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Some people also may have problems with legumes and things like chickpeas and lentils. Try it out- you'll probably notice if you're sensitive to it pretty soon after. Other than that, hummus is a very healthy treat

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