View Full Version : more greens, less fat for acne relief? how?
01-25-2007, 12:47 PM
Ive seen some old posts where some of you (eatyourbroccoli, alba, etc.) were trying upping your greens and reducing fat intake to try to get rid of acne..
1. did it work?
2. how do you manage to eat greens without some sort of oil on them? i mean, i make green smoothies, but thats not enough greens, and occasionally ill just eat parsley or something plain, but generally i need the green plus something oily (olive oil or avocado i.e. some sort of dressing or something) to want to eat it.... suggestions?
01-25-2007, 12:51 PM
I'm neither of those people you addressed...but even with minimizing the amount of fat intake...why is it not "okay" to have your fat in the form of the dressing for your greens? I mean, low-fat doesn't have to mean no-fat...it could simply mean that you won't be having a fat-based dressing on your salad for lunch, plus a few handfuls of nuts or apples and almond butter as snacks between meals, plus a nut pate' for dinner, plus a fruit pie with date-nut crust for dessert. It's cutting back on the amount and so you can decide where you will have your fat for the day! Just a thought...
01-25-2007, 12:52 PM
upping greens helps a lot, and upping berries (frozen, smoothies usually) helped a lot too. for me, at least. so far as oils..using olive oil on salad was fine for me. i came to find out that it was the nuts that got me..leading me to believe it isnt necessarily the fat, but maybe my bodys inability to properly digest the amount of protein in nuts. i have the same problem with seeds, too. im thinking for me it has to do with low stomach acid..often a side-effect of being blood type A. :shrug:
if the above doesnt work, google "acnease' .. its a chinese herbal medicine product that you can order online..cleared up my 15 yr old brothers acne (cystic on his back and hormonal on his face) within a week. didnt work for me because my hormones were dangerously out of wack - bioidentical hormones are what got me back on track with that.
ETA: a tablespoon of coconut oil a day (added to smoothies, maybe) helps skin overall, in my opinion. ive come to find out it really isnt the fat so much, but protein. just me though :)
01-25-2007, 02:05 PM
Actually no-fat tends to make acne worse. When I eat higher greens (I eat very simply btw..so its like high fruit and greens) and a good amount of avocado (which is quite good for the skin/acne) thats when my skin tends to be clearest.
01-25-2007, 05:08 PM
hey-- u all, thanks for the feedback
; i guess i kind of misunderstood; i thought when eatyourbroccoli and the other people were trying that, i had this impression of them/you just eating (green) leaves all the time by the handful all day long :D which is great if you can do it but i just couldnt see that working for me :) but it sounds like thats not quite what you all were doing anyway... guess ill just have to try up-ping the greens; i already dont use nuts because i cant afford them--or even FIND them really here in Rome (or they have sulfur dioxide on 'em...who the heck puts SO2 on ALMONDS and GLUCOSE SYRUP on DATES!!!???...go figure...) and only get my hands on avo's occasionally, so i dont have fat from those anyway...although lots of olive oil, so im not eating alot of nuts and seeds right now anyway. thanks ill keep the acne ease in mind...hopefully after enough time on raw the not-so-perfect complexion (problem is mostly blackheads) will go away...im trying the liver/gallbladder cleanse right now too.
01-25-2007, 09:35 PM
I drink lots of water and it clears up mine. I still get acne but not quite as bad since I've been drinking 4 glasses of water daily.
01-25-2007, 09:47 PM
Blueberries whether fresh or frozen, even just a few everyday have cleared my skin up alot...I think everyone's chemistry might vary...greens don't do it for me...they do give me boundless energy though!
02-01-2007, 12:27 PM
I like pouring orange or tomato juice on greens instead of oil. It's much easier to eat them if they're moist, not dry.
Hi - tjeck out my story w. fat/fruits/greens etc --> It might help you :D http://rawfoodtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=26246
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