November 9, 2022

5 Anti-Inflammatory Foods to Reduce Eczema Flare Ups

Controlling your eczema is easier than you think; One of the simplest ways to help control your eczema is to reduce toxins in your body. By reducing toxins, your lymphatic system has to work less to remove them, increasing the chances for it to function as it’s supposed to. Otherwise, your skin may bear the consequences, A.K.A eczema flare up.

For reference, the lymphatic system is basically the sewage system for your body. It’s goal is to clear toxins from fluid that has leaked into your tissue from your blood vessels, called lymph, by filtering through lymph nodes and emptying fluid back into the blood vessels for recirculation of nutrients.

So, without further due, here are some detoxifying foods to help reduce eczema flare ups along with other benefits:

#1 Water

Yes, water! There’s not much to think about here other than it helps to ensure your lymph stays hydrated and flowing smoothly!

#2 Matcha Tea

Matcha is high in Antioxidants which help to stabilize free radicals (unstable atoms) that can damage cells and lead to diseases. It’s also 3 times stronger than green tea (up to 137 times the epigallocatechin-3-gallate compared to green tea.

It also boosts brain function better than green tea as it has more caffeine with 35mg per half teaspoon (1 gram). On top of that, it should be preferred compared to regular coffee as matcha has L-theanine which alters the effects of the typical caffeine crash!

Last, with the ability to speed up metabolism, naturally the your ability to burn fat increases!

With the popularity of this tea, chances are your local cafe will have this on the menu! Don’t worry, it won’t taste as disgusting as it looks! While matcha can come in many forms like Iced lattes, Frappuccino, milkshakes, and ice cream, it’s always best to choose the hot option as hot drinks helps keep the digestion system moving.

#3 Leafy Greens

The main take away is that leafy greens contains Chlorophyll which is a nutrient that has several benefits like boosting red blood cells, healing damaged skin, neutralizing toxins, etc. Some examples of Chlorophyll rich foods are:

  • Spinach
  • Collard greens
  • Mustard greens
  • Alfalfa
  • Parsley
  • Broccoli
  • Green cabbage
  • Asparagus

Good news is you don’t need to chug down an entire bottle of juiced leafy greens. Instead, you can add little amounts to your meals throughout the day!

#4 Fish

To be more specific, any kind of “Fatty Fish” is helpful as they contain two of the most vital omega-3’s (EPA and DHA).  These healthy fatty fishes includes:

  • Salmon
  • Tuna
  • Sardines
  • Mackerel
  • Trout

#5 Extra Virgin and Olive Oil

Almost anything you cook will be with oil. Fortunately, extra virgin olive and coconut oil are healthy oils you can use to add antioxidants and healthy fats to your meals!

However! Be careful as extra virgin olive oil is high in calories with 119 calories per tablespoon.  Likewise, coconut oil has 117 calories per tablespoon. You can imagine how this will make maintaining your weight.

Summary

As you can see, we have various options and easy ways to fight against inflammation simply by altering our diet. If you don’t already eat the mentioned foods daily, recommend slowly incorporating in your diet and observe the improvements with your skin! Note that improvements won’t be sudden as detoxing and healing generally takes time as with many things.

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