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anti-acne diet advice please

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Hi everyone, I was just wondering if anyone here has completely cleared thier acne using diet alone. Does this actually work for moderate acne? I'm pretty sure my acne is an internal problem b/c it is so persistent. No matter what I try it never seems to work very well. Also my parents never had acne at my age, so I know it's not hereditary. So anyhow I was hoping someone could share with me the diet that worked for them. Please I need some help. Thanks.

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Hi everyone, I was just wondering if anyone here has completely cleared thier acne using diet alone.  Does this actually work for moderate acne?  I'm pretty sure my acne is an internal problem b/c it is so persistent.  No matter what I try it never seems to work very well.  Also my parents never had acne at my age, so I know it's not hereditary. So anyhow I was hoping someone could share with me the diet that worked for them.  Please I  need some help.  Thanks.

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The low GI diet is great for acne. When you eat sugar, or carbs like rice, bread, pasta (which immediately turn to sugar) then insulin is released which 1. makes you fat and 2. causes hormone spikes and ACNE.

Eat lots of lean meats, eggs, cottage cheese, yogurt, LOTS OF VEGGIES and some fruit, also nuts and seeds. You will see a great improvement in your acne.

People in America have the worst acne problem in the whole world, and they say its because of our horrible diet. People who move here from overseas a lot of times notice an increase in acne, because everything in our diet has sugar in it! Stay away from sugar.. its bad.

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I agree with the low GI diet suggestion.

Beans and legumes (disregard peas and peanuts here - peanuts and some other nuts contain L-arginine, which can actually hinder healing) are definitely one of the best food choice for improving overall body health. They've got loads of fibre, iron and protein, they're dirt cheap, and can be used to make a variety of foods.

If you find the taste a bit grot (I don't, I've been a vego for 5 years+), try beans in vegetable soup - you can add them to soups that also have meat in them too, if you want. I've got a beaut recipe for pumpkin soup with lentils. The lentils are blended with the soup, so you don't taste them at all - and there's no cream or dairy in it either, meaning that it's pretty much 100% fat free.

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