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Wednesday, August 29th, 2012
Like many of the other foods we’ve been talking about in the last few weeks, legumes (beans) are generally considered to be moderately healthy. They’re full of protein and while they’re not pegged for a super-healthy food, they are on many lists of recommended foods. However, legumes are just as bad for you as the grains we discussed last week.
You see, legumes impair zinc absorption and may even lead to a zinc deficiency. This, of course, leads to inflammation in the system. In addition, they are concentrated sources of lectins, which lead to intestinal damage and system-wide inflammation. All in all, legumes contribute to blocking your pores which increases your acne.

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