As you most likely know, Psoriasis is a condition which can’t be cured. However, it is a condition which can be treated to the point where most of the time it really will not be apparent that you are actually suffering from the condition. You do need to make sure that you do the right things though. One of the most important things that you are going to need to do is eat the right foods. Thankfully, the ‘Psoriasis Diet Plan’ is not too strenuous. In fact, there is very little that you are going to need to change about the way in which you eat. On this page I want to take a little look at foods that you should and should not be eating.
What You Should Know about Psoriasis Diet
Now, before I discuss the psoriasis diet plan it is worth noting that there is no real proven link between the foods that you eat and psoriasis. The foods that I am going to mention here have helped some people but there is no guarantee that they will help you. Perhaps the best piece of advice I can give is to ensure that you eat as healthily as you can and get into home remedies for psoriasis.
Many overweight people find that as soon as they start to lose weight their psoriasis clears up completely, or at least to the point where flare-ups are only every couple of months and they tend to be rather minor when they do appear. If you avoid every other piece of advice on this page then at least bear that in mind. If you eat properly then you will find that the psoriasis clears up naturally by itself. Do not forget to drink ample amounts of water! (at least eight glasses of water a day in fact). This is because water is the point where most people end up slipping up. If your skin is moisturised properly (and the water will help with this) then it is unlikely that the psoriasis will be quite as bad.
The Best Foods to Eat for Psoriasis
Psoriasis involves inflammation. You therefore want to get food into your diet which can help combat inflammation. Perhaps the best thing for this is Omega-3. Many people do not get enough of it into their system. Many eggs on the market have Omega-3 included as well as a few nuts. The main source however will be oily fish. Try to avoid supplements that contain Omega-3 as quite often there are a couple of chemicals in there which will not be good for your health in the slightest.
In addition to this, you are going to want to get plenty of nutrients into your body. As I mentioned before, there is no proven link between food consumption and psoriasis. However, by getting ample amounts of nutrients and vitamins into your psoriasis diet you are going to be doing a pretty good job at keeping your body healthy. If your body is healthy then there is a good chance that it will be able to stop the underlying cause of psoriasis. Remember, a healthy body is in a much better position to fight off problems! Try to eat your ‘five a day’ when it comes to fruits and vegetables. There is plenty of information available online about how you can go about doing this. Dive into a bit of it and I am sure you will find ample amounts of recipes that you can follow.
What Foods to Avoid with Psoriasis?
It is important that during a psoriasis diet you try to steer clear of the bad things for you. This means simple sugars. This means cutting down on soft drinks, candy and chocolate. You will always want to try to cut down on the amount of alcohol you consume. You will also want to avoid foods such as white bread and white grains which tend to cause havoc on the body. In fact, many people who suffer from psoriasis actually have gluten intolerance. If you can eliminate gluten from your diet then you may find that you eliminate your flare-ups for the most part. If you have not determined whether you have a gluten intolerance then do head to your doctor. They will be able to diagnose you. This is worth doing because statistically psoriasis occurs more in those who suffer from a gluten intolerance.
In terms of fat you are going to need to cut down on the saturated fats. This means that your bacon in the morning has to go out of the window. Instead go for healthy fats. This means nuts, avocado, seeds, and olive oil. It is much healthier for you, and all of these fats have been proven to fight inflammation in the body. Many people start to eat more of these products during a flare-up and they find that the condition quells itself pretty fast.
Finally, and you are probably not going to like this, you need to cut dairy out of your diet. Dairy leads to inflammation. This means milk, cheese, yoghurt and the like is a complete no-go. It will cause havoc in your body and it will make inflammation a whole lot worse. Thankfully there are many substitute products that you can use. For example, you may wish to consume soy based products which taste almost exactly like dairy but they have actually been proven to help inflammation in your body. It is completely your choice those. Some people are not affected by dairy when it comes to psoriasis. The majority of people are though.
As I said at the start, this is but a brief introduction to the psoriasis diet. The aim is to really demonstrate that there is not much that you really need to change. It is simply a case of cutting out the things that are bad for you and focusing more on the foods that are good for you. I am sure that you will be able to get the balance right with a bit of effort.