Changing your diet is not going to cure your psoriatic disease. But eating healthier can only help. Taking control of your diet is the most basic way to regain control of your life and fight back against the disease. Nutrition is an essential component that boosts your body’s immunity and helps give it the strength to prevent diseases.
Generally speaking, there are four main approaches to diet to manage your psoriasis:
Anti Inflammatory Diet
Opt for an Antioxidant-Rich Diet: Though vitamin C and fibre and antioxidants containing fruits and vegetables are an important part of any healthy diet, it may be especially important for patients with psoriasis. Patients with psoriasis had lower blood levels of glutathione. A powerful antioxidant found in garlic, onions, broccoli, kale, collards, cabbage, and cauliflower can help a patient suffering from psoriasis.
Opt for an anti-inflammatory diet: Carrots and squash: A diet that’s high in colourful vegetables can have an anti-inflammatory effect.
Opt for weight loss diet: Keep your diet rich in Nuts and avocados. Polyunsaturated fats can be found in nuts, vegetable oils, avocados, and monounsaturated fats can be found in soybean oil, walnuts, flaxseed, and certain fish.
Psoriasis, especially if severe, is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Weight loss improves cardiovascular risk factors.
We also know that fatty body or fat is an inflammatory tissue, so maintaining a healthy weight—and reducing overall body fat—may result in a reduction in systemic inflammation.
Foods to avoid to cause or increase inflammation:
Fatty red meats
Nightshade vegetables, including potatoes, tomatoes and peppers
Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to decrease inflammation, so psoriasis can be treated by the intake of fish or cod liver oil.