Re: Chocolate Does Cause Acne! - A Message For All You Chocolate Lovers!
Chocolate is NOT the same as Chocolate Candy.
Chocolate = cocoa
Chocolate Candy = Cocoa, Cocoa butter, hydrogenated oils, organic sugars, refined sugars, high fructose corn syrup, Dairy, and/or etc
Notice the difference?
If one were to eat regular chcolate candy, it would contain Cocoa, Dairy, Hydrogenated oils, refined sugars (sugar or sucrose) and/or High fructose corn syrup. This will most likely cause people to breakout, but it's generally not a significant source of one's breakouts (so you may not notice it unless you are 90% or more clear)
If you eat Dark or Organic Chocolate CANDY it is generally composed of Cocoa, (dairy), Evaporated Cane sugar/syrup, and cocoa butter. This, (if milk isn't a problem) usually doesn't pose as big of a problem for some people. After all, the More Dark Chocolate you have, the less sugar, fat, and dairy is in it.
Myself, I tend to eat Dark cocoa chocolate candy that contains either sucrose or evaporated cane syrup, cocoa butter and that's it (unless it's flaovered or has herbs in it or something). I don't eat any dark chocolate with dairy. I usually breakout in small pimples pustules (sugar pimples) within 1 - 2 days after, and they take 2 - 3 days to disappear. This was how I learned that chocolate candy (of this type) doesn't have a HUGE role in my breakouts as these are fairly insignificant to me, especially compared to the CYSTS that other ingredients/foods give me, but in general this is why I don't eat candy all that often (as I AM sensitive to all types of ADDED sugar). Yet I will indulge every other month or so with some Gluten-free cookies or dark chocolate (not a big chocolate candy fan) just to feel "wild". As long as it's refined table sugar and not Corn syrup, I don't get cystic acne, but yes I do still breakout a bit.
Generally if someone says they have a problem with small pimples pustules, it may be because they haven't eliminated all ADDED sugar from their diet. Most people that I've met or worked with, find that these go away once they eliminate that constant & HIDDEN (breads, candies, cakes, crackers, soups, e tc) source of sugar.
Last edited by SweetJade1; 01-16-2005 at 08:47 PM.