Dry skin and eczema is a common problem amongst children. You can help to support their skin health by including plenty of anti-inflammatory foods such as good fats (omega 3 in oily fish, nuts and seeds) and antioxidants (vitamins A, C and E) in their diet. Vitamin C is particularly important for skin health and is found in tomatoes, oranges, kiwi fruit, broccoli and peppers.
Water, oats, sweet potato, nuts, peppers such as chilli, cayenne, paprika and red bell.
Oily Fish: salmon, sardines and mackerel.
Berries, citrus fruits, carrots, spinach, squash, beetroot, broccoli.
Zinc is found in shellfish, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, brewer’s yeast, eggs, chicken, cucumbers, Brazil nuts, carrots, oats, rye, cauliflower, walnuts, almonds, buckwheat, lettuce, tuna, berries and brown rice.
Vitamin A is found in liver, egg yolks, full fat dairy produce. Betacarotene is the active precursor of vitamin A and if found is red, orange & yellow coloured vegetables such as sweet potatoes, carrots, butternut squash & pumpkin, peppers & tomatoes.
Vitamin E is found in nuts, seeds, pea, broad beans & avocado.
Dairy (milk, cheese, cream, ice cream, yogurt), soy, citrus fruit (lemons, oranges, grapefruit) wheat which act as triggers and too much saturated fat from meat as this has an inflammatory effect on the body.