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Cutting out fruit

Asked on June 09, 2015
Created January 11, 2011 at 4:22 PM

Has anyone tried cutting out fruit completely? I'm trying to clear my skin up and am completely paleo (no grains, no dairy, no legumes) but still consume fruit.

Any advice would be appreciated!

Cara http://primroseandpaleo.wordpress.coma

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on January 16, 2011
at 12:34 AM

Cara, I'm glad you found a help. I cut out fruit some months ago, for different reasons, and find my health much improved. If you have other reactions that can't be explained, the Failsafe Diet blog might be of help: http://failsafediet.wordpress.com/ I have found it a wonderful resource. I wish you all the best. :)

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on January 12, 2011
at 07:41 PM

Rsearch on acne is inconclusive, but since it is a fatty formation I would bet that the balance of saturated to unsaturated fats, and/ or the balance between omega 3 and omega 6 acids are likely to play a major role. Are you having enough omega 3 fats?

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on January 12, 2011
at 06:46 PM

Impressive Cara! I have only been working on a dairy free month and I kind of suck at it. :P Good luck!

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on January 12, 2011
at 06:18 PM

I've been dairy free for about a year... so I think sugar is the culprit. Have cut back this week and am noticing an improvement already. Protein & veggies for me, with the occasional piece of fruit.

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on January 12, 2011
at 06:17 PM

thanks so much. i will look into the PUFAs.

461312f31b933638202e0308ab4011b4

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on January 12, 2011
at 06:16 PM

thanks for this info!

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on January 12, 2011
at 06:15 PM

well obviously i don't want to cut it out! i eat alot of it and still have acne problems though I'm fully paleo and haven't touched dairy in over 12 months.

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on January 11, 2011
at 06:51 PM

I second this. I used to suffer from severe cystic acne, and was able to trace it back to the dairy I was consuming. That said, I've reduced my fruit greatly, and my skin is the best it has been in a great while. (Down from 3-5 servings to 2-3 servings a day.)

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on January 11, 2011
at 06:40 PM

I've actually seen dairy mentioned as the acne culprit more often than fruit. It certainly won't hurt to cut out fruit for a month, then re-introduce and see if there is a difference.

461312f31b933638202e0308ab4011b4

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on January 12, 2011
at 06:18 PM

I've been dairy free for about a year... so I think sugar is the culprit. Have cut back this week and am noticing an improvement already. Protein & veggies for me, with the occasional piece of fruit.

74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on January 11, 2011
at 06:51 PM

I second this. I used to suffer from severe cystic acne, and was able to trace it back to the dairy I was consuming. That said, I've reduced my fruit greatly, and my skin is the best it has been in a great while. (Down from 3-5 servings to 2-3 servings a day.)

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

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on January 12, 2011
at 06:46 PM

Impressive Cara! I have only been working on a dairy free month and I kind of suck at it. :P Good luck!

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on January 15, 2011
at 11:32 PM

Just wanted to let you know that cutting out fruit seems to be the answer. I've really limited it, skipping fruit most days and if I do have fruit, will only have one piece followed by some protein or good fats. I think this is finally the answer for me! Will keep you posted and THANK YOU for all the feedback, much appreciated!

Cara http://primroseandpaleo.wordpress.com

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on January 16, 2011
at 12:34 AM

Cara, I'm glad you found a help. I cut out fruit some months ago, for different reasons, and find my health much improved. If you have other reactions that can't be explained, the Failsafe Diet blog might be of help: http://failsafediet.wordpress.com/ I have found it a wonderful resource. I wish you all the best. :)

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on January 11, 2011
at 06:35 PM

I have been experimenting with cutting out fruit. I've only been doing it since the New Year, but already I've noticed that a scalp condition I have suffered from for awhile has cleared up, almost completely. I've also noticed that I have no desire to snack anymore--I'm perfectly satiated by my three meals, whereas before I would snack on fruit 1-2 times a day.

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on June 09, 2015
at 01:32 PM

OH MY GOSH! This may be the answer i'm looking for!!! Screw fruit! Maybe it's not so good after all! Is somehting wrong with us that we can't metabolize fruit, or is it just the amount. Babies grow up eating fruit, but I think it's just a misconception! Do indigenous people even eta this much fruit?

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on January 12, 2011
at 10:15 PM

My skin was mostly clear before (with conventional high-fat dairy) but after cutting out fruit, it GLOWS.

Enough said.

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on January 12, 2011
at 12:13 PM

Why would you cut out fruit completely? You know, paleo comes from the food that hunter-gatherers had, what do you think they "gathered"? Fruits and vegetables, that is what they gathered! Unless you had diabetes (and even so, not always) it does not make sense to lose the enormous amounts of nutrients that you find in fruits.

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on January 12, 2011
at 06:15 PM

well obviously i don't want to cut it out! i eat alot of it and still have acne problems though I'm fully paleo and haven't touched dairy in over 12 months.

Ac1e55cf06c2180f4008ff01953d10dd

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on January 12, 2011
at 07:41 PM

Rsearch on acne is inconclusive, but since it is a fatty formation I would bet that the balance of saturated to unsaturated fats, and/ or the balance between omega 3 and omega 6 acids are likely to play a major role. Are you having enough omega 3 fats?

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on January 12, 2011
at 10:34 AM

Try a supplement that contains zinc + selenium. I tried cutting out various foods (dairy, etc) but what helped the most and cleared up my skin in no time was a supplement called Zinplex. It's a South African product - but you should be able to find something similar at a pharmacy / health store. You only take one a day and it's completely natural.

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on January 12, 2011
at 07:23 AM

Don't eat lots of carbs in the form of fruit or starchy vegetables. No fruit juice and no dried fruit.

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on January 12, 2011
at 12:45 AM

i cut out fruit completely more than six months ago. I never really found any i enjoyed anyway. i still get occasional zits. I am totally dairy-free too. It sucks but after 31 years im kind of resigned to the occasional white head. Although i too have read tons about dairy, PUFA, fruit, etc all being the culprit in their own ways, in my self experiments it seems that i get acute zits after eating chocolate a few days in a row. I think its prolly the sugar in the chocolate but who knows. Far from conclusive testing:)

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on January 12, 2011
at 12:39 AM

I have also read that polyunsaturated oils, (PUFAs), can be the culprit in skin troubles. I have read posts on other forums of people increasing saturated fats and eliminating PUFAs, to find their skin troubles cleared up.

Fruit is full of sugar, and it is possible that your body would prefer less.

Dr. Kurt Harris' "Get Started" guidelines might be of interest:

http://www.paleonu.com/get-started/


I, too, have heard that dairy products can be problematic.


I don't eat fruits in the winter, except the juice of a lemon now and then, or olives. In the summer I add cucumbers and a few berries.

Dr. Richard Bernstein's book, The Diabetes Solution, explains how different foods cause the blood sugar to rise too high, or too quickly. It's a fascinating read, and a great diet, even for those who are not diabetic. Here is a link to read part of it online:

http://www.diabetes-book.com/readit.shtml

Hope this helps some. I wish you all the best. :)

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on January 12, 2011
at 06:16 PM

thanks for this info!

461312f31b933638202e0308ab4011b4

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on January 12, 2011
at 06:17 PM

thanks so much. i will look into the PUFAs.

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