Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Day 345- Nutrition Bite

Recommendations to prevent and cure acne
  • Eat high fiber diet. This is important for keeping the colon clean and ridding the body of toxins.
  • Increase raw food intake. The more natural raw foods consumed, the faster the skin will clear and heal. Especially foods with oxalic acid, including almonds, beets, cashews, and Swiss chard.
  • Drink 8 glasses of quality water and eat lots of fruit. The nutritional values of fruit is vast and water content of fruit is high. Grapes, strawberries, and pineapple are rich in alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs). These acids help exfoliate the skin by removing the dead skin cells that clog the oil glands.
  • Avoid all forms of sugar. Sugar impairs immune functions. In addition, biopsies of individuals with acne have shown their tissues' glucose tolerance to be seriously flawed. Sugar also promotes candida, which may be a contributing factor to acne.
Sugar Preacher's Experience
I have been breaking out lately possibly due to lack of raw foods. Also, I erred on my 356 sugar detox and ate a piece of licorice. However, I am going to finish strong for the next 20 days. Once I complete this detox, I might go to Nelson's Custard a buy some concrete ice cream.

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