In order to control and prevent flare-ups of Psoriasis, do’s and don’ts in the diet are formulated to avoid the things that will trigger flare-ups. All of these guidelines are preceded by monitoring over what you eat.
Not an Easy Task
Some people with psoriasis may find it difficult to follow their specified diet due to many mouth-watering and sumptuous foods everywhere, may it be on a night market street’s food carts or in a fancy restaurant.
Who wouldn’t be tempted if talking about food—sweets, pastries, seafood, etc. I find myself guilty of this subject.
How does diet connect with psoriasis, with the premise that eating well can improve anyone’s health?
Although scientists found little evidence that linked foods that causes the disease to flare-up, some people who had Psoriasis found relief after changing their diet.
Food to Avoid with Psoriasis
Here are the following categories of food and drinks to avoid:
- Sugar is said to increase inflammation in your body aside from the fact that it contributes to weight gain.It will add more pressure on your achy joints as the disease develops psoriatic arthritis.
- To be able to satisfy your sweet tooth, strawberries are fiber-rich fruit that lowers the blood levels able to satisfy your craving, according to Journal of the American College of Nutrition.
- It is found out that red meat increases cholesterol levels and increases joint pain.To promote optimal health, fresh fruits and vegetables on diet is advisable.
- Limit your animal fat consumption to 3 ounces or about the size of your hand palm.
- It is said that dairy products are said to aggravate arthritis symptoms due to an effect that increases inflammation.
- However, cutting down dairy consumption is better rather than cutting it off as milk promotes as part of your healthy diet.
- Avoid high intake of “bad” fats such as fast foods, baked goods and salty snacks to avoid joint pains.
- Grains in the form of wheat, rye, barley and spelt is found to have a protein (Gluten) that triggers psoriasis as it attacks the immune system of your body.
- Gluten is a foreign invader and you will just notice that your body reacts through itching, bloating, and gas.
Transitional phase might be hard at first and some people find it uncomfortable adjusting their diet. To be able to achieve a healthy lifestyle and in avoidance of psoriasis symptoms, it is best to follow these guidelines as it will not do harm.
These guidelines have been formulated to promote an optimal health to every individual who is suffering from the disease.