Some people with psoriasis are convinced that what they eat affects how their skin looks and feels. As a person suffering with psoriasis, one of the factors affecting this disorder is the food I eat. I am writing this to help people suffering with this skin disorder and who could benefit from psoriasis food to avoid.
With a proper diet and adding natural supplements to support our immune system we can alleviate some of the symptoms of Psoriasis.
Everything starts with the food and any other product we feed our skin like: lotions, soaps, laundry detergent, shampoo and other products you use at home for yourself.
I am including a list of Psoriasis Food to Avoid for people like me suffering with this disorder.
This is one of the things I did on 2013 to help myself with this disorder. I got into a strict diet to help my body recover from Psoriasis, and I have to honestly say it cleared my skin after following my diet. It was very hard but I promised myself to get better and I did.
Psoriasis Food to Avoid
Alcohol – Alcohol opens your blood vessels in the skin. When your blood vessels are dilated, white blood cells, including the T cells that are believed to be responsible for psoriasis.
Junk foods – Psoriasis is an inflammatory condition. Junk foods is high in saturated and trans fats and refined starches and sugars, all of which can promote inflammation. Another reason to avoid junk foods is that they are high in calories with little nutritional value.
Red Meat – Red meats contain a polyunsaturated fat called arachidonic acid. This type of fat can worsen psoriasis symptoms because it can easily be converted into inflammatory compounds.
Dairy Product – Dairy products contain the natural inflammatory arachidonic acid. Cow’s milk is one of the biggest, because it also contains the protein casein, which has been linked to inflammation. Egg yolks, also are high in arachidonic acid, so consider reducing them from your diet.
Nightshade plants – Some people report that consuming plants from the nightshade family which includes peppers, white potatoes, eggplant, and tomatoes. These vegetables contain solanine, a chemical compound that has been shown to trigger pain in some people.
Citrus fruits – An allergic reaction can cause psoriasis to flare. Citrus fruits, such as grapefruit, oranges, lemons, and limes, are a common allergen.
Gluten – Gluten is a protein found in some grass-related grains, including rye, wheat, and barley. Researchers found that psoriasis symptoms in some people with a gluten sensitivity improved after they avoided gluten in their diets.
Condiments – Some people with psoriasis find condiments and spices to be their enemy. The ones that seem to cause the most trouble for people with psoriasis are pimento, cinnamon, curry, vinegar, mayo, paprika, Tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and ketchup.
Doctors has not yet confirm a link between the food we eat and psoriasis. When eating healthy food you may find your condition improving. Always consult your doctor on any changes on your condition and changes on daily routines.
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