The eczema diet is made of meal plans designed for individuals suffering from an eczema rash. Comprised only of organic foods, the possibility of triggering eczema with food is diminished. More importantly, the diet aids in repairing eczema related skin damage and provides the long-term benefit of improved health.
Basically, there are three types of food included in the eczema diet and these are bioactive, biogenic, and biostatic foods. The bioactive food group is made of foods that are high in fiber – mainly, of fruit and vegetables that are either fresh or dried. The primary responsibility of bioactive foods is to get rid of harmful substances that have accumulated throughout the digestive tract. Since these foods cleanse the digestive tract, the absorption of nutrients from digested food will be increased. Thus, the body will have a better chance of absorbing the “good stuff” since all the “bad stuff” have been removed from the digestive system.
Bioactive foods are not the only active players in the eczema diet because biogenic foods and biostatic foods also have their own functions. Biogenic foods are the most nutritious. They contain the most vitamins and minerals necessary in the functioning of different body processes. After all, different parts of the body require different sets of vitamins and minerals in order to function properly. Examples of biogenic foods are dairy products (fermented), nuts, raw cheeses, greens, and sprouting seeds. On the contrary, biostatic foods are the body’s major sources of energy. The body, as a whole, needs it in order to get through on a day-to-day basis. Some biostatic foods are vegetables, peanuts, brown rice, and other whole wheat grains.
While there are foods included in the eczema diet, there are also foods that need to be avoided. Above everything else, a person with eczema should avoid foods that trigger their eczema. Thus, no matter how nutritious a certain type of food is, it should not be included in the diet if it only triggers or aggravates one’s eczema. Common foods that trigger eczema are nuts, seafood, and dairy products. On top of that, foods that the body can’t benefit from must not be part of an eczema meal plan. Called as bioacidic foods, these are foods that do have no nutritional value. White sugar and flour, red meat, junk food, and soft drinks are some foods that belong to the bioacidic food group.
There are many meal plans recipes and that you can make for your eczema diet even if it’s a diet without meat. One of the simplest to make is a fresh green salad. All you need is 1 cup of buckwheat greens, a quarter to half a cup of salad sprouts of your choice, a tablespoon of fine-chopped wheatgrass, slices of fresh vegetables of your choice, grated Parmesan cheese, and a bowl to mix them all in. After mixing, you can add Celtic salt, fresh herbs, or olive oil to taste.
For fans of fruit salads, a fruit salad recipe that’s suited for them (and the eczema diet as well) is an orange and carrot salad with maple cinnamon. Just grate three to four medium-sized carrots and toss it in a bowl along with the juice of a whole orange, a tablespoon of sesame meal, a teaspoon of cinnamon, a tablespoon of Maple syrup, and a tablespoon of olive oil.
The eczema diet doesn’t only have salads in its meal plans, of course. It also has soups, appetizers, snacks, sandwiches, drinks, and main courses. Fruits, nuts, raw cheeses,vegetables,fermented dairy products, and wheat provide a such a large amount of meal plan possibilities and cooking opportunities that you will certainly come to love.