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Do tomatoes cause inflammation and acne?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created October 20, 2012 at 12:12 AM

I use tomatoes in many of my dishes- I've read on a few places that tomatoes can be anti-inflammatory, is this true? Could too many tomatoes cause skin issues?

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on November 20, 2012
at 11:58 PM

Why the down vote? Didn't make this up; my doctor researches in the area of Omega 3:6 ratios, and tomatoes can throw this balance off enough to aggravate existing inflammation issues in some people, including me. Tomatoes will make me break out partially for this reason (as do avocados, olive oil, and too much fat from poultry and pork).

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on November 14, 2012
at 11:11 PM

I totally agree with the join pain and acne thing.

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on October 20, 2012
at 03:28 AM

i seem to recall that there may be a link between the gut & acne. & tomatoes may give some people "acid reflux"/gerd/heartburn. so worth monitoring the digestion when eating tomatoes, to see if there are any negative reactions

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on October 20, 2012
at 01:50 AM

I haven't tested enough to really know if tomatoes were really the cause, but I seemed to have more joint pain and acne after a string of about 4 or 5 days when I ate a lot of tomatoes. Haven't really bothered to try again, because...well...I like not having knee pain or breakouts so I'm not really willing to chance it. Small amounts here and there don't seem to cause any outward symptoms for me, but I don't like tomatoes enough to incorporate them into meals very often.

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on November 14, 2012
at 11:11 PM

I totally agree with the join pain and acne thing.

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on October 20, 2012
at 01:33 AM

Excessive tomato eating gives me mouth ulcers. Other than that, I've experienced no other symptoms of inflammation via tomatoes that I've noticed.

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on October 20, 2012
at 12:17 AM

id like to know this to, actually

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on October 20, 2012
at 01:10 AM

http://www.iheartwellness.com/?p=1494

tomatos and other nightshades can cause skin conditions / auto-immune responses... that's why robb wolf etc recommend doing a strict no-nightshade approach for these kinds of conditions

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on November 14, 2012
at 10:23 PM

In addition to being a nightshade veggie, tomatoes also have a significant amount of omega-6 fatty acids, which can also promote inflammation. This is pronounced enough to have a significant impact on me, so I avoid tomatoes, although I love them.

75b3b900d09e555fc57b74ca24f7a76a

on November 20, 2012
at 11:58 PM

Why the down vote? Didn't make this up; my doctor researches in the area of Omega 3:6 ratios, and tomatoes can throw this balance off enough to aggravate existing inflammation issues in some people, including me. Tomatoes will make me break out partially for this reason (as do avocados, olive oil, and too much fat from poultry and pork).

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