The foods you eat can go a long way to control HS breakouts. But we know, eliminating beloved foods from your diet is HARD!

You might even be wondering, “If I can’t have bread, pizza, soy sauce, mushrooms and so many other foods, then what the heck CAN I eat?!”

This is definitely the #1 question we get, and our answer begins with our general thoughts about diet and nutrition: 

Avoid and reduce foods that cause inflammation and enjoy nutrient-rich foods that help you heal, function at your best, and stay healthy. 

While it’s important to avoid trigger foods like yeast for HS, we always like to talk about what you CAN and SHOULD eat – not just what foods you should avoid.

Things you can eat when you have hs

Here are some of the nutritious foods that you can enjoy if you have HS:

  • Meats, poultry and fish
  • Leafy greens and most vegetables
  • Root vegetables like jicama, sweet potato, rutabaga and beets
  • Fruits, including berries, coconut and plantain
  • Healthy fats like olive oil, coconut oil and avocado oil
  • Many herbs and spices, including garlic, ginger and rosemary
  • Sparkling water
  • Herbal tea
  • Honey
  • And more!

As you can see, there are a lot of tasty foods to choose from.

Focusing on what we CAN eat, rather than what we CAN’T eat, eliminates feelings of stress, anxiety and sadness—not to mention guilt guilt if we do happen to eat those ‘forbidden’ foods.

Once you get the hang of your new way of eating, it’ll become second nature and you’ll be surprised at the delicious flavors you can enjoy. Your taste buds will adjust and cravings usually go away. 


If you’re hungry for more great food suggestions—check out the cookbook!

It’s full of 50 delicious recipes that will help you eliminate the guesswork when it comes to meals, desserts and even cocktail hour!

You’re body and your tastebuds will thank you!