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Okay, So What Can I Eat?

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Lately it seems more and more foods are being added to the laundry list of things that cause acne, meanwhile the foods that help acne, or have no effect keeps getting smaller. I'm finding it very stressful to have a good diet, in term of taste and health benefits. So why don't we make a list of all the foods that we know are good or safe, 100%!

I'll start if off:

-Vegetables (Specifically spinach, greens)

Best of luck to you all!

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Well, the laundry list of foods is mostly about intolerances which are individual that may or may not have anything to do with you. You have to figure that out for yourself by process of elimination starting with the most common problematic foods like dairy, wheat/gluten, soy, peanuts, true nuts...

Other than that, what you can eat is real, whole, nutrient dense foods like fish, greens, and sweet potatoes while keeping the GL of meals/snacks/drinks low to moderate. Consume more anti-inflammatory foods than inflammatory.

Here's a list of hypoallergenic foods which also happen to be good nutrient dense foods:

Hypoallergenic foods listed on whfoods.org (World's Healthiest Foods) are:

Apples, Lamb, Pears, Winter Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Cherries, Carrots, Rice

Cod, salmon, garlic, onions, lettuce, kale, collard greens, grapes, green peas, lentils, garbonzos, pumpkin seeds and for some reason lemon. (note that cherries, apples, pears should be organic, lentils and garbonzos should be soaked)

That said, there are substances in dairy, wheat/gluten, nuts, grains, seeds that do affect your skin cells ability to shed properly without clogging pores so whether or not you notice them breaking you out, they should not be a big part of your diet unless prepared properly by soaking or fermenting. And you'll rarely find them properly prepared these days except when you do it yourself.

And there's been tons of these 'what to eat' threads made in the past. You can find some in the pinned Food and Recipe Index.

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