Nutritional Advice for Eczema

Eczema is a condition that causes the skin to become itchy, red, dry and cracked. It can be a long-term or chronic condition.

Beneficial foods

  • Oily fish (anchovies, carp, herring, mackerel, pilchards, salmon, sardines, sprats, trout, tuna (fresh), whitebait and shellfish)
  • Chia, pumpkin, flaxseeds and hemp seeds are good sources of vegetarian essential fatty acids and other essential nutrients
  • Brown rice, lentils, beans, wheat germ, beetroot, green vegetables, almonds (all good sources of B vitamins)
  • Sweet potatoes, butternut squash and carrots contain beta-carotene a powerful antioxidant
  • Antioxidant rich foods such as avocados, dark green leafy vegetables, berries, orange-coloured vegetables and fruits, pineapple and tomatoes

Common triggers

  • Alcohol
  • Animal fats, saturated and trans fats
  • Caffeine
  • Dairy products
  • Wheat
  • Gluten
  • Sugar
  • Allergies / Food intolerance
  • Poor digestion
  • Stress
  • Hereditary predisposition