If you are reading this, you most likely are battling the agonizing skin condition known as acne. I had acne for a bit, not nearly as bad as others, but it was still embarrassing. It really took a toll on my social life. Now, however, after creating my own diet I am almost entirely pimple free. I even get compliments on my skin now and then. This has all come entirely through my diet.
My diet is very restricted, and most of you will most likely not have the will power to follow it. Here is a break down of what I do not eat: Meat, Poultry, Seafood, Eggs, Dairy, Soy, Added Salts, Added Sugars, Certain Fruits, and I don't drink anything other than water. This may sound insane and impossible, but if you want clear skin this is the way to go.
This is how my daily routine for eating looks like: Breakfast- a bowl of unsweetened shredded wheat mixed with cut apple, blueberries, cinnamon, and a scoop of flax seed. Lunch- washed off chick peas (to remove the added salt), a cooked sweet potato, half an avocado, and a lot of cooked garlic. Dinner- assorted fruit (not raisins, grapes, pineapple, or banana. These have been proven to cause acne) and assorted steamed vegetables. I also drink around 10-12 cups of water a day.
After a month of doing this I had not one pimple on my face. The reason was due to all the foods I cut out of my system. Meat and poultry that are not organic or free range (there are also others but I don't remember their names) have added hormones and antibiotics. These cause your body to create pimples trying to get these toxins out of your body. So does eggs and dairy. The animals are given hormones and antibiotics to grow which also turns up in their eggs and milk. Seafood is loaded with iodide which is causes major acne. This iodide is from all the sea salt these fish have in them. Salts cause people to break out like no other. Also, soy has estrogen in it which mixes with your hormones to make you break out. Sugars affects your blood to make you break out. The reason you can have the sugar in fruits is due to the fiber that these fruits have. The fiber helps your body process the sugar. Some fruits however are inflammatory like bananas which will cause more acne. Grapes, Raisins, and pineapple have also been shown to cause acne. Fruit juices also cause acne. When you are juicing fruits, you are ridding them of all their fiber which will cause acne.
There are some foods, however, that aid in fighting acne. These include cold milled flax seed, garlic, and ginger. Flax seed is loaded with omega 3 fatty acids which aid tremendously in fighting acne. Garlic and ginger help with your blood and clear your body of toxins, ultimately lowering the amount of acne you have drastically.
Follow what I have said, and you will see a major difference in not only your skin, but in your health.
Please post any feedback after giving this diet a try; I'd love yo hear your results.