Eczema is a skin condition; a disease that causes the skin to itch, flake, crust, dry up and bleed. It can victimize anybody of any age. Even babies are known to suffer from eczema. Even though the actual cause of eczema is a blurred topic right now, it needs to be treated. If left unattended, it can give rise to several other problems of the skin.
Eczema is also called dermatitis. It could be mild or very severe. It is however not contagious. The itching and burning can be subsided by using lotions and creams. There are different types of eczema too. One of these is the atopic eczema which many believe to be inherent. Other types are triggered if a person is sensitive or allergic to detergents, perfumes, et cetera. Thankfully, it has been found that one can follow an eczema diet to get rid of eczema. This eczema diet consists of foods that help the skin and nourish it.
When choosing an eczema diet, it is important to know that there are foods that will increase the disease or trigger flare-ups. Such foods have to be eliminated from your eczema diet and you need to narrow down to the foods that do trigger these reactions. The foods that are eliminated should then be replaced with supplements. One must make sure that these supplements compensate for the foods that they replace in terms of nutrients.
Usually, an eczema diet consists of what we call “Superfoods.” These foods help in treating eczema. This diet is very effective and reliable. It will transform your skin and produce new cells. Superfoods contain a lot of nutrients and provide great nutrition and strength to the body along with nourishing the skin and warding away eczema. They are known to provide vitality to tired cells, nourish all organs and also strengthen our blood.
The major nutrients required in our diet to fight off eczema are antioxidants, selenium, Omega 3 and Omega 6. These are present in the superfoods, thus making them detoxifying and fibre rich. If you do not know where to get superfoods, you could just follow a diet containing the above mentioned nutrients. Selenium is required to strengthen the immune system which is basically the reason behind many disorders.
Here are some foods that are part of a good eczema diet:
Flaxseed oil (for Omega 3 and Omega 6)
fish (for Omega 3 and Omega 6).
Fresh organic fruits (the best sources of antioxidants)
Making your own eczema diet is very simple. You just need to know what you must include and what must be excluded. Professional help is always advisable before creating your diet.
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