Sukker = Eksem ?

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Nu skal min mistanke undersøges. Giver sukker eksem?. Flere gange fornemmer jeg, at der er en sammenhæng mellem for meget sukker og slik og efterfølgende eksemudbrud.

På nettet læser man ofte at sukker kan være dårligt for personer med eksemhud. Nedenfor er en typisk beskrivelse af hvordan sukker kan lave problemer i kroppen og særligt gå ud over huden.


Sugar affects your skin in three significant ways:

  • It Spikes Insulin: high levels of sugar cause insulin spikes and those can trigger an inflammatory immune-system response just like cat hair or the synthetic perfume in your cosmetics. And while you might find you have an immediate reaction to sweets or sugary drinks that manifests itself as itchiness and redness, high amounts of sugar in your diet can also exacerbate chronic inflammation, meaning that the problem drags on long-term.

  • It Affects Gut Flora: a diet high in sugar knocks the healthy balance of flora in your gut out of whack, because it encourages the growth of harmful sugar-loving yeasts etc. That also reduces the absorption of the healthy nutrients your body needs and affects the efficiency of the immune system, so that the body struggles to respond appropriately to triggers, again leading to chronic inflammation.

  • It AGEs Skin: the higher the glucose levels in the blood, the more the body produces substances called AGE (advanced glycation endproducts) which prevent the skin from repairing and regenerating itself as well as it could. This could mean that skin damage from scratching at eczema patches takes longer to heal, and that the skin barrier is less effective than it could be, letting in allergens and losing moisture, leading to – you guessed it! – yet more itchiness, dryness and cracked skin.

I den kommende tid (idag d. 9. April 2020) vil jeg forsøge at minimere mit sukkerforbrug og opdatere denne side løbende. Det bliver spændende, at se om mindre sukker i kosten hjælper på huden.