Learning which foods cause eczema is an important step towards treating and healing your eczema. Millions of people are suffering from this annoying skin condition worldwide, so you’re not alone.
When I first got eczema I never thought that the food I ate could be causing or making my skin worse. In this article I’ll go through some of the most common types of trigger foods I had, so I hope it’ll give you some advice on what foods to avoid with eczema!
Alcohol & Caffeine
Are you ready for this? Alcohol was a big trigger for me. I don’t drink coffee so I don’t know about that, but I’ve read that it is a big one for many.
Caffeine can cause an increase in your hormones, cause stress and trigger an outbreak of eczema. So avoid things like chocolate, soda, high-caffeine teas and coffee.
Alcohol was one thing I used to drink and after awhile I started noticing that my skin became worse after drinking, so I decided to stop and see what would happen.
Sure enough, my skin started to improve after a few weeks. It didn’t heal, but it got better, so I thought ‘hmm, what else can I do?’
I know, I know, this is a horrible article, and I really love my pizzas, hamburgers, hot dogs and what not, but they had to go.
When I got rid of these foods my skin got even better. I was surprised that I didn’t think of junk foods when I thought about which foods cause eczema.
But when I finally stopped eating them I noticed the difference and it dawned on me, junk foods are bad!
Dairy and Red Meat
This can be a big one. Most of us learn to eat lots of red meat and dairy when we grow up, so giving it up isn’t easy. It has taken me many years, but I’ve slowly reduced the amount of red meat in my diet to a minimum.
I got rid of dairy a long time ago. I switched to raw milk from organic grassfed cows instead, it is a lot healthier for you than the pasteurized milk you find in the stores today. You might also want to try raw goat’s milk, I’ve heard good things about it.
Candy, sodas, chocolate, and all of their friends MUST GO. When I eliminated processed sugar from my diet I saw the biggest improvements in my skin.
I was extremely addicted to sugar while I was experiencing the worst eczema symptoms, and I forced myself to stop.
When I became more conscious about sugar and how it affected my eczema, I started seeing how much sugar was in almost every product. It’s in breads, pizzas, and most ready-to-eat meals, so you have to read labels and watch out.
Over to You
That’s all I have to say about which foods cause eczema. Eating a healthy diet and moisturizing definitely had a big impact on my eczema, but now I want to hear from you.
What trigger foods do you have? Do you have any tips on healing eczema? Post a comment below!