Good Food for your Skin

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.

Following is a list of nutrients that are found in common food, and what these nutrients are needed by the body for.


Vitamin A Carrots, asparagus, spinach, parsley, apples, garlic Repair of damaged skin
Ease symptoms of allergic reactions.
B Complex Vitamins Rice, wheat germ, oatmeal, sunflower seeds, fish, eggs, almonds, liver Vegemite, yeast Help combat dryness and itchiness. Help relieve stress.
Vitamin C Oranges, apples, garlic, onions, parsley, green leafy vegetables Has anti-histamine effects. Help combat skin infections.
Vitamin E Apples, parsley, rye wheat germ, whole wheat, broccoli Valuable antioxidant. Combat free radical damage.
Zinc Apricots, peaches, oysters, cocoa, eggs Aids healing and skin health. Deficiency is found in people with eczema.
Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids Soya beans, grape seed oil, mega oil, oily fish, walnuts, olive and sunflower oil Helps reduce inflammation

Mel Sinclair, RN