Eczema and Diet - Diet to Create Soft Smooth Skin

By: Janet Simpson

One characteristic of my skin when I suffered with eczema for so long was that it was always dry. Yes, my skin did itch and got terribly red but the dryness was unbelievable.

What my skin needed was some hydration and moisture. Fats can provide this for you but there are two types of fats. Good fats and bad fats.

Good fat will moisturise, nourish, replenish and heal your skin on an ongoing basis.

Bad fats will cause untold and unbelievable damage. And yes, I used to consumer a lot of bad fats.

The bad fats I'm referring to are those that have been heated or processed. This procedure creates trans fatty acids in the fat. Trans fatty acids are extremely damaging to the body and to your skin in particular.

Trans fatty acids are associated with immune dysfunction, eczema, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, low birth weight and obesity.

Trans fatty acids are also known as hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils are detrimental to the human body and they can be found in a long list of foods. They can be found in cakes, cookies, biscuits, bread and desserts.

It is very important that you read the labels on food packaging. This will reveal whether the food contains trans fatty acids. If the product contains "shortening," "partially hydrogenated vegetable oil" or "hydrogenated vegetable oil," it contains trans fatty acids.

The benefits of eliminating these bad fats are tremendous. You will see a change in the way your skin looks, feels and heals. Its just about being aware of the foods that you put on your plate.

Here are more reasons to stay away from trans fatty acids:

#1 - Fat containing trans fatty acids are more difficult to digest than good fats.

#2 - Trans fatty acids reduce the proper functioning of your delicate immune system.

#3 - Trans fatty acids contribute to a higher risk of heart disease.

#4 - Thick and sticker blood platelets can be caused by trans fatty which reduce the respiration of cells.

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