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Psoriasis and Eczema Superfood: Eat More Fish

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Don’t skimp on the salmon. Science indicates that Omega-3 fatty acids can improve the condition of your psoriasis or eczema by reducing the inflammatory compounds in the body.

In fact, a study published in the American Journal for Clinical Nutrition found that, in clinical trials, Omega-3 acids, in combination with drugs, improved the skin lesions, lowered the hyperlipidemia from etretinates, and decreased the toxicity of cyclosporin in patients with psoriasis.

Moreover, according to findings published in the British Journal of Dermatology, German researchers found that patients with atopic eczema between the ages of 8 and 40 years old who took Omega 3 supplements over an 8-week period recorded an average 18 percent reduction in their symptoms, measured on a standard scale known as Severity Scoring of Atopic Dermatitis (SCORAD).

Salmon, halibut, striped sea bass, mackerel and tuna all contain high concentrations of Omega-3 fatty acids. If you are not a fish lover, there are other ways to get your Omega-3 acids. Try flaxseeds, flaxseed oil (great in smoothies), walnuts and beans, which are all good sources of Omega-3 acids. Omega-3 supplements can also be found at your local health store or pharmacy.

To read more about the studies mentioned above, visit:

http://www.ajcn.org/cgi/content/short/54/3/438?rss=1&ssource=mfc

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/3337461/Omega-3-can-help-eczema.html

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