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Control Eczema With Food!

By Sara Butler

You likely already know that what you eat has an impact on your gut and different organs of your body such as your heart. Yet there seems to be one organ people don't think about nourishing when they choose foods -- the skin! Your skin is your body's largest organ and if you have a skin condition such as eczema, then you need to be even more on point with the foods you choose. Here are a few foods that can help make your eczema symptoms better.

What is Eczema?

Eczema is a skin disorder that causes rashes, irritation, and even blisters due to inflammation. Many people with eczema have success in controlling their symptoms with diet -- a diet that focuses on helping to reduce inflammation.

There are some foods that can trigger an inflammatory response in the body. If you have eczema, then that inflammatory response can cause the condition to flare up. If you can avoid foods that cause that response, then the idea is that you can control your symptoms.

The Best Foods for Eczema

If you have eczema, then there are certain foods you should strive to include in your balanced diet. These foods include:

  • Foods high in flavonoids - Foods such as blueberries, spinach, kale, broccoli, and apples are high in an anti-inflammatory flavonoid called quercetin.
  • Fatty fish - Omega-3 fatty acids are really good for your skin because they help to reduce inflammation. You can find it in sardines, mackerel, and salmon.
  • Probiotics - Probiotics are good for your gut and when you have a healthy gut, you have healthy skin too. Opt for yogurt with live cultures as well as fermented foods such as sauerkraut, kimchi, and miso.

The Worst Foods for Eczema

To help keep your skin free from a flare-up, you should avoid certain foods that can make inflammation worse. These include:

  • Foods high in added sugars
  • Dairy products
  • Highly processed foods high in fat and preservatives

You may not be able to totally cure your eczema with food, but you can make it better, reducing the severity and the frequency of flare-ups. If you have questions about eczema, then talk to the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic today. They can help you to figure out a diet that is healthy for your whole body and make sure that you're free of joint restrictions and dysfunction so your body is working as it should.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Bossier City, La.

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