Nutrition in psoriasis
DIET FOR PSORIASIS
How to treat psoriasis? How to get rid of psoriasis naturally?
Proper nutrition seems to be crucial in the prevention and treatment of psoriasis.
Nutritionists' opinion is that the ingestion of food containing toxins or the oxidation of the body itself are responsible for an organic imbalance that is manifested, in addition to some general body health problems, through unhealthy skin.
Essential fatty acids for psoriasis
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids: These acids exert a positive action in the maintenance of a healthy skin, so they are appropriate to prevent or improve diseases affecting this organ, such as eczema or psoriasis.
Its effects are due to its anti-inflammatory properties and the fact that many foods with omega-3 are rich in vitamin D. People with psoriasis have difficulties to produce this vitamin, so that, the intake of these foods could benefit them.
Most plant foods containing omega 3 fatty acids are:
- Blue fish and fish oil (sardines, herring, salmon, tuna, etc.) contains a lot of omega-3 fatty acids (types EPA and DHA) and vitamin D.
- Vegetable oils (non refined): Flax seed oil has the highest proportion (533 mg per 100 g) followed by canola oil (111mg) or nut (104 mg) Other vegetable oils that can be included here are soybean, wheat germ oil or hazelnut oil.
- Vegetable are poor in omega 3 fatty acids. Some plant sources are: Purslane (whole plant), Lettuce (Leaves), Soy, spinach (Plant), strawberries (fruit), cucumber (Fruit), brussels sprouts (Leaves), cabbage (leaves), pineapples (Fruit)
ADECUATE FOOD FOR PSORIASIS: Suitable diet for psoriasis
It is very important to ingest foods with the following principles:
- Vitamin A: It is well known the importance of vitamin A in skin care. A diet rich in foods containing vitamin A helps prevent and improve the condition of patients with psoriasis. Certain foods and especially vegetables containing carotenoids that the body converts into vitamin are recommended.
High-vitamin A foods will include those plant foods that are orange, red or yellow vegetables, especially spinach, carrots, pumpkin, watercress, borage, basil, squash, tomatoes, coriander, asparagus, dandelion peppers, etc.
- Vitamin C: Like vitamin A, vitamin C, is another antioxidant. It is highly appropriate to prevent or ameliorate the symptoms of this disease. Citrus (Oranges, lemons, grapefruit, etc.) are specially recommended.. Other plants that contain this vitamin are: cauliflower, radishes, brussels sprouts, spinach, bananas, apples, melons, watermelons, carrots, pineapples, pears, papayas, barley, garlic, blackberries, celery, peas, strawberries, grapes, celery, figs, beans, chicory, cranberries, potatoes, avocados, soybeans, custard apples, mangoes, pomegranates, coconut, etc.,
-Folic acid (vitamin B9): Folic acid is a is very good for the health of skin cells. Foods contain this acid in the form of folate. High-folate foods are legumes, whole grains, green leafy vegetables, and certain fruits. Among the richer ones we have chickpeas, lentils, dried beans, tender beans, spinach, asparagus, avocados, oranges, wheat germ or bread.
- Selenium: This mineral is very important in skin health. It maintains the elasticity of the skin and prevents the negative effects that time and oxidation produce on it. Foods rich in selenium are squash, barley, grapes, garlic, oats, peaches, corn, soybean, pistachios, Brazil nuts, asparagus or spinach.
NON ADECUATE FOOD FOR PSORIASIS
- Meat, milk and fats and psoriasis: A higher intake of these foods is harmful for the person with psoriasis because these foods worsen this disease. The reason for all this has been attributed to the fact they possess arachidonic acid. This could not be completely true, considering that Brussels sprouts are rich in this acid, along with the rest of cabbage family foods, which are particularly suitable for the diet of psoriasis.
It is generally established that a low-fat diet, together with a moderate protein intake can be very helpful.Animal entrails should be avoided.
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