THE RIGHT DIET FOR PSORIASIS
Women Fitness India|October 2021
Food To Eat And Avoid
Kejal Shah

Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition that causes skin cell buildup and appears as thick, red and scaly patches on the skin. It is an autoimmune disorder a condition where the body’s immune system attacks its own cells. Psoriasis affects the scalp, elbows, knees, hands, feet and face. The condition can be triggered by factors like extreme weather, stress and certain foods.

There is no diet that will cure psoriatic disease, but there are many ways in which eating healthful food may lessen the severity of symptoms and play a role in lowering the likelihood of developing comorbidities. It is important to talk to the health care provider before starting any diet.

Several diets, foods and ingredients have shown promise in their ability to potentially reduce or prevent inflammation in the body. Making healthy eating choices may play a role in helping you manage your psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis.

Foods To Avoid

With psoriasis, it’s important to avoid foods that can trigger inflammation. Inflammation and the immune system response can lead to a flare-up.

# Processed Foods

Eating processed foods can cause obesity, slowed metabolism and inflammation in the body, directly related to psoriasis. Avoid processed meats, prepackaged foods and anything high in sugar, salt and fats.

# Alcohol

Skin care and hair care experts recommend giving up on alcohol for healthy skin and hair. Alcohol opens the blood vessels in the skin. When the blood vessels are dilated, white blood cells, including the T cells that are believed to be responsible for psoriasis, can sneak into the outer layers of the skin more easily. Alcohol has a negative effect on your body when you’re dealing with psoriasis. It can mess up with your immune system and cause flare-ups.

# Eggs, Dairy & Red Meat

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