Eat a balanced and varied diet, exercise, and healthy habits not only to control psoriasis symptoms but also to improve your health and quality of life.
Psoriasis is a skin disease whose symptoms are skin irritation and the appearance of abnormal red spots on the skin covered with white scales.
The report of the American site “step to health” reviews the list of healthy foods that relieve the symptoms of psoriasis, as well as those that should be avoided to eat so as not to worsen their symptoms. It should be noted that changing eating habits may not cure this disease, but it can help reduce its symptoms.
The results of a study that analyzed the diet of more than 1,200 people with psoriasis showed that some foods contribute significantly to the severity of the symptoms of the disease, while others can alleviate them.
Most of the study participants were on a gluten-free diet, along with
Not eating liquor at all, increasing the consumption of vegetables and vitamin D.
A large number of participants confirmed that certain diets, such as the Mediterranean diet, the Stone Age diet, the vegetarian diet and the gluten-free diet, along with diets with a lot of protein and a low percentage of carbohydrates, helped them control psoriasis.
Foods to control psoriasis
1. Fruits and vegetables
A number of fruits and vegetables provide essential nutrients to control psoriases, such as vitamin A, antioxidants, zinc, selenium, and magnesium.
It is vegetables and fruits that should be included in the diet: carrots, sweet peppers, pumpkin, spinach, green cauliflower, avocado, apricots, mango, blackberries, blueberries, and blackberries.
2. Omega 3
Omega-3 fatty acids are known for their anti-inflammatory properties. Everyone is advised to eat foods rich in these fatty acids such as oily fish (such as salmon, sardines, and herring), seafood, nuts, seeds, and legumes (such as soybeans and chickpeas).
3. Whole grains
Eating foods rich in fiber and probiotics is important for intestinal health, being that they help the body absorb nutrients. It is recommended to eat foods that contain whole grains such as rice, wheat, millet, oats, and bread, being high in fiber and an important source of minerals. It is advisable to avoid foods made from white flour.
In addition, it is recommended to eat Indian mushrooms and yogurt to increase the consumption of probiotics.
4. Vitamin D
Some studies have shown that taking vitamin D found in oily fish, eggs and sunflower seeds helps control inflammatory diseases, similar to psoriasis.
No to these foods and those habits
It is not necessary to completely dispense with the intake of these foods, it is enough to reduce their consumption.
Research suggests that psoriasis treatments are not effective when combined with alcohol consumption.
2. Processed foods and refined sugars:
It is recommended to avoid the consumption of processed foods such as margarine, soft drinks, and sauces.
3. Red meat
Experts advise reducing the consumption of red meat and avoiding the intake of fats contained in it, as it contains cytokines that contribute to worsening the symptoms of psoriasis.
4. Coffee and milk
Coffee and milk contribute to an increase in the number of cytokines, and proteins in cells responsible for regulating inflammation. Therefore, it is preferable to refrain from drinking coffee and milk.
A diet that includes foods high in saturated fat can worsen psoriasis symptoms. Therefore, it is advisable to reduce fat consumption.