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has anyone found that eating meat/not eating meat helped?

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i have been veggiefor 8 years and i cant remember when my acne started but round about 15 im now 26.

im clear at mo but it comes and goes,does anyone have any experience with acne and eating meat? did it help when you stopped or did it get better when you eat meat again? im just curious.

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i get better if i eat more meat. something i've noticed recently when eating meat is it digests better and provides prolly more nutritional value depending on how i cook it.

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I don't eat beef or pork for my general health, and I find that it does help my skin. I still eat chicken and fish.

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if you got acne around the age of 15, then its hormonal. Most ppl's acne starts around 12-15 years, if its not diet related (a serious allergy to a certain food).

Especially if it fluctuates, thats a good indicator that it is hormones (stress, etc).

Perhaps you are thinking that you are lacking in an essential amino acid by staying on a veggie diet.

Here is a list of the 9 essential amino acids that we need to eat. If you find that you are seriously lacking a food in one of these catagories, then I would say try to include it to round your diet off:


The 9 amino acids and their best sources (According to Wikipedia):

1. histidine - bananas, grapes, most root veggies, all green veggies

2. isoleucine - pulses, soya beans, piyal seeds, cashew nuts, cereal grains

3. leucine - pulses, soybeans, leaf veggies

4. lysine - wheat, rice, maize

5. methionine - pulses

6. phenylalaine - avacados, pulses, legumes, peanuts, limabeans, pistachios, almonds, seeds, nuts, piyal seeds, pumpkin seeds, leafy vegetables, whole grains

7. threonine - lentils, sesame seeds

8. tryptophan - oats, bananas, dried dates, sesame seeds, chickpeas, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, spiralina and peanuts

9. valine - sesame seeds, lentils


*pulses are beans, peas, lentils, etc.


Perhaps you are wondering if you are lacking Iron or Calcium?

Here is a list of the best places to find such foods:

Iron: black beans, bran flakes, cashews, Cream of Wheat®, garbanzo beans (chickpeas), GrapeNuts®, kidney beans, lentils, navy beans, oatmeal, pumpkin seeds, raisins, soybeans, soymilk, spinach, sunflower seeds, tofu, tomato juice, whole wheat bread

Calcium: almonds, black beans, broccoli, calcium-fortified orange juice, collard greens, great northern beans, kale, kidney beans, mustard greens, navy beans, orange juice, pinto beans, sesame seeds, soybeans, soymilk, textured vegetable protein (TVP), tofu

Does your diet look rounded enough?

Other than that, animal flesh doesnt provide anything more nutritious than a veggie diet.

All of this info comes from Wikipedia and is double checked with some nutrition sitess.

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