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Acne Safe Soy Alternatives

by The Emme Diane Team on January 26, 2022

Soy is in many processed foods and vegetarian meat-alternatives. Unfortunately, soy is a big acne trigger as it affects androgens (hormones) which can lead to hormonal acne breakouts. Along with that, soy is very high in dietary iodine, so it's best to avoid it completely.

Below are some of my favorite soy-free alternatives:

Eliminate: 
Soy Milk
Replace Soy Milk with: 
  • Almond milk
  • Coconut milk
  • Rice milk
  • Cashew milk
  • Oat milk
  • Macadamia milk
  • Hemp milk
Eliminate: 
Soy Sauce
Replace Soy Sauce with: 
Eliminate:
Tempeh, Tofu, Edamame, Miso, Tamarai
Replace Tempeh With:

Hempeh

Bean Tempeh

Replace Tofu With: 

Firm Polenta

  • You can find firm polenta in the pasta aisle at most grocery stores
  • You can also get it on Amazon, here.

Burmese Chickpea Tofu

  • Here is a great recipe!

Blended Tofu  

  • If tofu is blended to make a quiche or tofu-based “cheese” use one (15-oz) can of chickpeas or white beans plus 1-3 tbsp tahini for added flavor and creaminess!
Replace Miso With:

Chickpea Miso 

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