Sometimes sweat causes it. Sometimes it’s your body reacting to something going on inside. I always talk about the fact that ‘Food is Your Best Medicine’. So if you are one of the many people experiencing rashes, it can’t hurt you to take this list to the store and buy some things you might never think to buy or eat, to see if it helps.
Personally, I am pretty impressed with Apple Cider Vinegar. You can use it both to calm a skin rash and if you dilute it (a tspn or two in 8 ounces of water) and drink it, it can also calm interior inflammation. So that’s what I have been doing for almost a year now. And I have also heard from others that it’s their ‘go to’ medicine for when they get a cold (sore throat, stuffy nose). I was reading up on it and noticed it also works well to remove the soreness from working out. And it can relieve or prevent leg night cramping. I wonder if there’s anyone who has not experienced a night time leg cramp …… ? I know I have! What I’ve learned is if you get your foot flat on the floor and stand up straight, it relieves the cramp and the pain. The body is amazing!
As I have been doing my research, I can clearly see some contradictions in recommendations for curing rashes. For example: Search Home Remedy recommends milk and fruit. But milk is inflammatory and fruit is high glycemic which can cause a spike and inflammation. So that’s not really great advice.
But they do say that Gluten Free Whole Grains, Flaxseed and Olive Oil (instead of saturated fat) can help with rashes. So that’s a couple of plus marks in their favor.
Another source, Livestrong recommends beans:
“Glucose is the primary source of fuel for your skin, while proteins provide the amino acids necessary to build the skin cells that form your dermis and epidermis. Beans, which includes kidney beans, black-eyed peas, chickpeas, navy beans and pinto beans, are rich sources of both carbs, which turn into glucose, and protein. Starting with a good foundation of these essential nutrients may help promote the growth and health of new skin to help heal your rash”.
They also recommend fruits and vegetables: “Carrots, acorn squash, sweet potatoes, mangoes and cantaloupe are all rich sources of beta carotene, which is an antioxidant and precursor to vitamin A. This fat-soluble vitamin is an important component of your skin. For your rash, adequate intakes of these brightly colored fruits and vegetables may help promote healing and reduce inflammation. The vitamin A in these foods is also important for immune health”.
So there it is again…. a recommendation for fruit. How do you solve that issue?
Eat a hand full of nuts before fruit. That prevents any spike and resulting inflammation.
Hope this information helps, and that if it does, you will pass it on!
Happy Healthy Eating,