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Avoid: Bad Food for Acne

Here’s a small list of foods that are bad and will aggravate your acne. So try to stay away from these.

 

Excessive protein


Animal proteins come bundled with quite a few reasons to avoid them. First of all, they are highly acidifying. Acid environment actually encourages the growth of harmful, acne-causing bacteria and parasites. The body is designed to run slightly alkaline and excessive acidity will throw it off balance.

 

Sugars and sweeteners


The harmful bacteria in your stomach thrive on sugar, which they convert into toxic waste. It’s not only the refined sugar that’s bad for you – it’s practically all sweeteners (including naturals like honey). Fruit juices are full of easily accessible sugar. Fruits are fine when eaten whole. The fiber in fruits prevents sugar to be released quickly. In fact fruits are one of the most detoxifying foods you can eat.

Replacing sugar with artificial sweeteners is even worse than sugar itself. Artificial sweeteners contain many chemicals that are toxic and convert to even more toxic chemicals (e.g. formaldehyde) in the gut. The only healthy sweetener is the herb called stevia. It’s much sweeter than sugar and doesn’t degrade your health like all the other sweeteners do. It’s so sweet that you only have to use few drops of it – so it works out to be dirt cheap also.

 

Dairy products


Cow’s (or any other animal’s) milk is not meant for humans. Dairy products slow down digestion of other food and give bacteria more time to putrefy them. Pasteurized and homogenized milk is also highly mucous forming and coats your small intestine linings. This mucous inhibits absorption of nutrients through the walls of the small intestine.

Dairy cows are also constantly fed with hormones and antibiotics to maximize their milk production. Those hormones and antibiotics enter your body along with the milk you drink. The only remotely acne-friendly dairy food is yoghurt made of raw and non-pasteurized milk. Yoghurt, since it’s already partly fermented, is also much easier to digest than milk.

 

Wheat and other grains


Grains and products made of them (bread, pasta, biscuits, cakes, etc.) have been shown to slow your transit times (i.e. the time it takes for a food to move through your digestive system). It means that food stays longer in the gut and putrefies there. Grains are also quickly turned into simple sugar that feed Candida and other harmful bacteria and parasites. To add to the insult most of the bread and pasta are made of refined wheat flour. During refining wheat is stripped off any micronutrients and enzymes. Wheat is by far the biggest offender, but try to avoid other grains also – including rice (white and brown). Safer alternative to rice and grains are starchy vegetables like potatoes.

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