Here are three most common culprits that cause eczema:
It’s in the genes
Eczema is an allergic condition passed down from generation to generation. Nevertheless, as soon as signs of eczema occur, scan your diet for the offender that triggers the allergy. People suffering from eczema might also have experienced bouts of asthma or hay fever.
Common allergic foods
These include eggs, soybeans, peanuts, wheat, oats, chocolates and dairy products such as milk and cheese. So, if you are allergic to any one of these, eliminate them. Other factors such as emotional stress, excessive sweating, contact with detergents and certain chemicals trigger an allergic reaction, resulting in eczema.
The Omega-3 deficiency
Besides heredity and food additives, a number of people are deficient in Omega-3 fatty acids. There are two families of EFAs, the Omega-6 fatty acids found in sunflower, safflower and corn oil and the Omega-3 fatty acids found in flaxseed (Alsi seeds), seafood, walnuts and rapeseeds. Your diet should provide a balance in the proportion of 4:1 of Omega 6: Omega 3.
Unfortunately, our diets contain excessive amounts of Omega-6 fats and we deprive ourselves of the essential Omega-3 fats. Urban diets tuck in 10 to 15 times more Omega-6 than Omega-3 fats. Deficiency of Omega-3 leads to a host of degenerative diseases. So balance is the key, which can be easily achieved by cutting down on the Omega 6 from our diet and incorporating more Omega 3. Consume at least two tablespoons of flaxseeds (Alsi) daily. Grind them after roasting and sprinkle them on your salad to ensure your daily quota of Omega-3 fatty acids.