A new research reveals that children who eat a lot of foods containing Vitamin E run a lower risk of developing eczema or itching.
Dr. Masayuki Okuda at Yamaguchi University in Ube and his colleagues measured the amount of different substances in the blood and found that in children with a high Vitamin E level the risk of developing eczema was lower by 67% as compared with those with a low level.
The recommended daily dosage of Vitamin E for children from 10 to 13 years is about 16IU. Scientists claim that its antioxidant and immune-strengthening qualities are important for skin protection.
Vitamin E is found in vegetable oils, nuts, whole grains, seeds. Butter, milk, beef and fish are also rich in it.