Last updated: June 2019
There is a long list of atopic dermatitis don'ts filled with foods, drinks, and product irritants. While there are many atopic dermatitis no-no's, there are also some drinks that are beneficial for atopic dermatitis. These should be noted because while everyone is different and some of these may not work for you and your atopic dermatitis, they can all be worth a try.
Drinking juices that contain healthy antioxidants can help reduce inflammation and may be beneficial for atopic dermatitis flare-ups. These juices can include:
- Apple juice
- Blueberry juice
- Cherry juices
Peeled pears can be good for atopic dermatitis and drinking pear juice can be a great way to reduce flare-ups. Bananas are also great for flare-ups and can be frozen and blended with other skin-friendly foods to make a skin-friendly smoothie.
Incorporating specific vegetables into your drinks can help to reduce atopic dermatitis inflammation. These vegetables include:
Blending together spinach juice and kale juice to make green juice can be great for the body internally and externally. Green juice could help boost your energy, health, and reduce atopic dermatitis flares. Likewise, adding ice to your spinach, broccoli, and kale can make for a wonderful skin-friendly smoothie.
Drinking more water
Drinking water can be of great benefit to your holistic health working from the inside of your body to the outside of it and atopic dermatitis is no exception.
- Depending on where you live and where your tap water comes from, tap water can be damaging or beneficial to your skin and health.
- Mineral water (or even remineralized water) can be helpful in reducing atopic dermatitis flare-ups.
- Alkaline water can also be of great benefit to flare up reduction and prevention.
How much water should I drink daily?
It is recommended to drink at least 8 oz. or half your body weight, in ounces, of water each day to reap the full benefit of skin and holistic health. For less active people, 8 oz or half your body weight should be a great amount of water, for more active people more water is recommended. If you are a heavy sweater, you should also be a heavy water drinker.
Working with your triggers
Trying any combination of the aforementioned can be beneficial for preventing and combatting atopic dermatitis flare-ups. Water and skin friendly fruits and veggies are especially helpful for skin health. A mixture of these can be great for you and your AD depending on what works for you and your triggers.
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