One of the easiest things you can do to stay healthy and to help your body heal itself is to eat a nutritious diet.
Such a diet will help you boost your immune system and will provide you with the energy you need to help you cope with the stress of your condition.
Food is a wonderful and vital part of life.
Not only is it necessary for your survival, it contains a variety of special nutrients that actively help to fight disease. The compounds are known as photo-chemicals, and there are literally hundreds of these present in everyday foods.
Below is a list of vitamins and nutrients that are found in common foods and their impact on the human body.
Vitamin A – Repairs damaged skin and eases symptoms of allergic reactions.
Found in: Carrots, asparagus, spinach, parsley, apples, garlic
B Complex – Helps combat dryness and itchiness as well as relieving stress.
Found in: Rice, wheat germ, oatmeal, sunflower seeds, fish, eggs, almonds, liver, vegemite, yeast
Vitamin C – Has anti-histamine effects and helps to combat skin infections.
Found in: Oranges, apples, garlic, onions, parsley, green leafy vegetables
Vitamin E – Valuable antioxidant that combats free radical damage.
Found in: Apples, parsley, rye, wheat germ, whole wheat, broccoli
Zinc – Aids healing and skin health and is a deficiency found in people with eczema.
Found in: Apricots, peaches, oysters, cocoa, eggs
Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids – Helps reduce inflammation of the skin.
Found in: Soya beans, grape seed oil, oily fish, walnuts, olive and sunflower oil