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Acne-Combating Soup Recipes

Are you ready to learn how to make delicious soups that are also in line with the diet requirements of acne sufferers? This section of our Guide to Controlling Acne Breakouts is filled with recipes that use foods that are jam-packed with acne-combating nutrients. Bon appetit!

Tip: Before you set free the foodie in you and check out the recipes below, you might want to browse the section 7 Diet Tips for Acne-Free Skin as well as the section Best Foods for Getting Rid of Acne first.

Apple and Onion Soup

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, goes the old adage. But did you know that apples can also keep acne at bay? Apples contain pectin, a type of dietary fiber that absorbs toxins and pushes them through the colon fast. In addition to pectin, apples are a good source of bioflavonoids and vitamins which help maintain skin health.
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Barley Soup with Carrots and Parsley

Provided that you are not sensitive or allergic to gluten, barley is one of the best grains to consume if your skin is prone to acne breakouts as it has the lowest Glycemic Index (GI) rating of all common grains. The carrots and parsley in this soup may also be helpful as both of them are loaded with beta-carotene. The body can convert beta-carotene into vitamin A—an important nutrient with anti-inflammatory and sebum-controlling properties.
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Broccoli and Barley Soup

Provided that you are not sensitive or allergic to gluten, this soup makes a great dish for acne sufferers. Both barley and broccoli, the two key ingredients in this soup, have a low Glycemic Index rating, which helps control male hormones often associated with acne. In addition, broccoli is a great source of carotenoids and vitamin C. What's more, broccoli is a one of the best dairy-free sources calcium, which is great news if your acne is linked to the use of dairy products.
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Simple Sweet Potato Ginger Soup

This enticing soup offers a truckload of nutrients that help fight acne breakouts. Sweet potatoes are loaded with beta-carotene and vitamin C, onions are one of the best dietary sources of the anti-acne mineral chromium, and ginger has strong anti-inflammatory properties.
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