Now is typically the time when eczema sufferers start complaining about their painful, dry, cracked skin. It’s when no amount of moisturizer alleviates the insatiable itch or the embarrassment of having less-than-perfect skin.
The top seven eczema-healthy foods are:
1. Banana: High in potassium, contains histamine-lowering nutrients, magnesium and vitamin C.
2. Beef or chicken broth: Provides skin-repairing amino acid glycine.
3. Potato: Rich in fibre, potassium, vitamin C and is alkalizing.
4. Green onions: Contain histamine-lowering, anti-inflammatory quercetin and rich source of vitamin K, important for healthy skin.
5. Buckwheat: Gluten-free and contains quercetin to lower histamine and has strong anti-inflammatory effect
6. Rice milk: Low allergy and low in chemicals and considered eczema safe
7. Mung bean sprouts: Strong alkalizing food
There are many more eczema-healthy foods (like fish, beans and loads of vegetables), but the only foolproof way to check if specific foods are causing your breakouts is by cutting out common culprits for 14 days then reintroducing them back into your diet one-by-one to see if they cause a reaction. Remember: sometimes it can take a few days for symptoms to appear.