Eat These 3 Foods to Help Treat Eczema

Most of us take our bare skin for granted, but for people with eczema, skin can be a constant source of itching and scratching. There are some foods that can trigger eczema or make it worse, but there are also other foods that can bring relief.

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Treat Eczema with Salmon and Other Omega 3s

Go figure: The creatures that sport the ultimate scaly skin are those that offer some of the best protection. Salmon and other fish are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which give our bodies the ability to grow new skin, prevent inflammation, and stave off conditions like eczema.

Nothing fishy about it—we all know omega-3s are good for us. But how can we get more into our diets? Here are the best fish sources of omega-3 fatty acids.

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Treat Eczema with Oolong Tea

A staple in Chinese pantries, oolong teat tastes like a cross between robust black tea and more bitter green tea. In a month-long study in Japan, people with eczema who drank three cups of oolong tea felt relief from their itching in just one week.

Although its health effects are not yet fully understood, drink green tea for these potential benefits.

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Treat Eczema with Yogurt

The beneficial bacteria in these yogurts (and other fermented foods such as kefir) benefit the immune system, especially the many immune cells located in the intestinal tract. The “good” bacteria (a.k.a. probiotics) seem to affect inflammation and stimulate the body to produce certain white blood cells and antibodies as well as various growth factors that are important for keeping the body from overreacting to allergens.

Check out these genius ways you can use yogurt around the house, in your garden and in your beauty routine.

Originally Published in Food Cures

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