Planning a psoriasis diet may seem like an odd way to treat a skin condition, but is it? Many people falsely believe that psoriasis signals a problem with the skin. Psoriasis is actually an immune system disorder that simply manifests itself on the skin as red scales and lesions. Since psoriasis originates within us, it only makes sense to treat the condition from within. The best way to do this is by changing your diet to include healthier options that aid the healing process.
It should come as no surprise that vegetables are the best foods for psoriasis sufferers. Vegetables are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that our bodies need. Vegetables that should be eaten regularly are carrots, broccoli, asparagus, and zucchini. Green, leafy vegetables are legendary for their health benefits. Spinach, romaine, and arugula are great for making salads to eat with your main entree at lunch or dinner. Most salad eaters will have a noticeable improvement in their skin once they implement this into their diet. It doesn’t really matter which vegetables you like, to combat psoriasis just make sure you get as many of them as possible into your diet every single day.
Fruit is equally as important when planning a psoriasis diet plan. Many widely used plans call for bananas, apples, and oranges because of how portable and easy they are to eat. Blueberries and raspberries are delicious and well-known for their antioxidant properties. Mangoes and apricots are great for people with psoriasis because they are full of beta carotene, which is converted to Vitamin A by our bodies. Vitamin A is an essential vitamin for skin health.
While fruits and vegetables are of the utmost importance for psoriasis sufferers to eat every day, there are some other food items that should be eaten frequently as well. Fatty fish, flaxseed, and walnuts are great because they contain large quantities of Omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3’s are essential to human health, primarily heart, brain and skin functions.
These are some of the best food choices for a psoriasis diet treatment. It should come as no surprise that these same recommendations apply to almost any solid eating plan to remain fit and healthy. Sudden dietary changes can cause havoc in the body so it is best to slowly add more fruits and vegetables to the diet each day. If just one healthy choice replaces a junk food option each day, those at risk for psoriasis will be on the path to wellness in no time. Sometimes it is not just the addition of certain foods, but eliminating foods. There is also a form of psoriasis caused by gluten so those suffering from a wheat allergy will have to be especially vigilant.
Author: Brian K. from Battling Psoriasis