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Skin healing smoothie

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Skin healing smoothie

This nutrient-packed smoothie contains a sneaky vegetable that you can't even tell is in there. The inclusion of carrot to this smoothie adds additional skin healing benefits which you will love. Oh and we almost forgot to mention...it's delicious too! The health benefits: Carrots are extremely rich in beta carotene, which can help to increase your skin's hydration and protect it from UV sun damage.  Beta carotene is converted to vitamin A in the body which also encourages skin cell turnover.   Papaya is also rich in beta carotene, and especially high in vitamin C which is vital for the formation of collagen in the skin and is necessary...

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Sautéed Bok Choy and Noodles

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Sautéed Bok Choy and Noodles

Certain green vegetables such as broccoli, kale, and spinach can be aggravating to eczema sufferers as they contain what is called a 'triple threat' of food chemicals such as itch-promoting salicylates, amines, and natural MSG. These food chemicals can be  problematic while you have eczema if you are sensitive to salicylates, histamines, or MSG.  But, this certainly doesn't mean we can't enjoy other green vegetables, one being the humble bok choy. This tasty, slightly crunchy vegetable contains moderate salicylates and is a perfect choice for stir-fries, such as in this super simple side dish which is ideal for a weeknight cook up.  The health...

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Gluten-Free Chickpea Crackers

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Gluten-Free Chickpea Crackers

Chickpea crackers? Yes, please. Sometimes a celery stick does not suffice for a crunchy snack on the Eczema Detox programs, so we have a solution... chickpea crackers.  These tasty crackers are a perfect snack option and pair nicely with our sesame-free hummus or carrot hummus and are perfect as an on the go snack.  The health benefits: Chickpea flour is also known as besan flour and is a nutritious gluten-free flour, rich in folate, magnesium, manganese, iron, zinc and dietary fibre.        NOTES:  These crackers are FID friendly (Food Intolerance Diagnosis program from The Eczema Detox), and can be paired with sesame-free...

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Roasted Potatoes with Chickpeas and Leeks

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Roasted Potatoes with Chickpeas and Leeks

Perfect as a side dish or main meal, this roasted potato dish is simple, tasty and boasting with eczema friendly ingredients. This dish would make the perfect accompaniment to your protein of choice, yet works wonderfully for a main dish for our meat-free followers.  The health benefits: Leeks are anti-inflammatory and alkalising which can be beneficial for those with eczema, as inflammation and excess acidity in the body can contribute to skin conditions such as eczema (along with other causes including genetics and gut health issues). Leeks are a rich source of vitamin K, folate and manganese which is vital for healthy skin.  Chickpeas are packed with...

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Roasted Brussel Bites

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Roasted Brussel Bites

I used to hate this vegetable until I learnt to cook them this special way ... Now Brussels sprouts are one of my favourite vegetables. Roasted Brussels Sprouts, teamed with your fave dip from The Eczema Detox, provide fantastic detoxifying and anti-inflammatory support for your skin.  The health benefits Interestingly, one of the ways in which Brussels sprouts help your skin is through their omega-3 content which is anti-inflammatory. About one and a half cups of Brussels sprouts provides over one third of the daily recommended omega-3 intakes for adults. According to the research, Brussels sprouts can also lower cholesterol and help to protect...

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