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Anti-Nutrients In Veggies

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So I am not sure if I should be consuming vegetables anymore (or in the quantities that I consume them). I eat about 2-3 cups of veggies a day. I cook them for a little bit as well. I was wondering if the antinutrients in veggies may be an issue for me?

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Grains, beans and potatoes are really the only plant foods that have much of any so called anti-nutrients in them. Regular veggies (like leafy greens) are totally safe to eat in whatever quantities you like, especially if they're organic and locally grown. (Ideally, but I know that's not always possible.) Grains should be avoided anyway in my opinion, and beans and potatoes are sorta okay on an occasional basis. But you should do what works for you. smile.png


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Yes, you should continue to eat veggies! But you could try methodically avoiding related foods to test for any difference. Start with the most likely veggie culprits, nightshades. These are tomatoes, potatoes (not sweet potatoes), peppers, and eggplants.


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Yes, you should continue to eat veggies! But you could try methodically avoiding related foods to test for any difference. Start with the most likely veggie culprits, nightshades. These are tomatoes, potatoes (not sweet potatoes), peppers, and eggplants.

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Yes, you should continue to eat veggies! But you could try methodically avoiding related foods to test for any difference. Start with the most likely veggie culprits, nightshades. These are tomatoes, potatoes (not sweet potatoes), peppers, and eggplants.

I don't ever consume nightshades. Sweet potatoes on occasions (I know they are not nightshades). The only veggies I consume are: kale, italian parsley, watercress, spinach (rarely), romaine lettuce, bok choy (rarely), celery, swiss chard, green chard and thats about it. Also, I don't think black pepper is a nightshade, right?

Also I consume a lot of garlic. Not sure if this is an issue

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Yes, you should continue to eat veggies! But you could try methodically avoiding related foods to test for any difference. Start with the most likely veggie culprits, nightshades. These are tomatoes, potatoes (not sweet potatoes), peppers, and eggplants.

I don't ever consume nightshades. Sweet potatoes on occasions (I know they are not nightshades). The only veggies I consume are: kale, italian parsley, watercress, spinach (rarely), romaine lettuce, bok choy (rarely), celery, swiss chard, green chard and thats about it. Also, I don't think black pepper is a nightshade, right?

Also I consume a lot of garlic. Not sure if this is an issue


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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Yes, you should continue to eat veggies! But you could try methodically avoiding related foods to test for any difference. Start with the most likely veggie culprits, nightshades. These are tomatoes, potatoes (not sweet potatoes), peppers, and eggplants.

I don't ever consume nightshades. Sweet potatoes on occasions (I know they are not nightshades). The only veggies I consume are: kale, italian parsley, watercress, spinach (rarely), romaine lettuce, bok choy (rarely), celery, swiss chard, green chard and thats about it. Also, I don't think black pepper is a nightshade, right?

Also I consume a lot of garlic. Not sure if this is an issue

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this is slightly off topic,but i'd say please stop over analysing ur diet.

i used to do that at one point.

i stopped.i would say things only got better.

stick to a diet that over all doesnt give a bad reaction.

and u're not intolerant to.

limiting or omitting stuff like sugar/dairy are common stuff.

but whether or not ur VEGGIES have anti-nutrients ,whether even they would effect u should be least of ur concern.

IMO u're stressing out a lil' more than u should.

and its not a very good thing for ur health and skin.

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this is slightly off topic,but i'd say please stop over analysing ur diet.

i used to do that at one point.

i stopped.i would say things only got better.

stick to a diet that over all doesnt give a bad reaction.

and u're not intolerant to.

limiting or omitting stuff like sugar/dairy are common stuff.

but whether or not ur VEGGIES have anti-nutrients ,whether even they would effect u should be least of ur concern.

IMO u're stressing out a lil' more than u should.

and its not a very good thing for ur health and skin.

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I don't really think so. I guess and I speak from personal experience, that eating too much veggies can't really be bad for your acne. I eat a lot of veggies, but completely avoid simple carbs and sugars and it's worked for me.

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