5 foods to avoid if you have Psoriasis
If you suffering from Psoriasis, you probably should have noticed that the type of food you eat affects the severity of your condition. Even while you are on any sort of medical or natural psoriasis treatment, it still helps to have a healthy diet intake in order to assist the healing of your inflammation and scales.
Here are 5 types of foods that you need to avoid in your quest towards controlling Psoriasis:
Avoid food containing Gluten
Research has shown that Gluten has a part to play in increasing the risk of triggering psoriasis. This substance is a component found in wheat and even barley. Some people have found that avoiding consumption of Gluten actually helps in improving their Psoriasis conditions.
On the other hand however, some medical professionals have indicated that there is no scientific evidence that intake of a Gluten-free diet can actually help with improving Psoriasis conditions.
Additionally, there have been patients who believe the yeast content in breads may also be causing their psoriasis condition to worsen, although again there is no scientific proof of this.
Nevertheless, I think there’s no harm trying out this remedy for a period of time to see if it truly works.
Reduce the red and fat meat
Health practitioners have always been stressing the importance of reducing consumption of red meat especially for those at higher risk for cardiovascular disease. In addition, this food type has also shown to be causing inflammation in the body. Therefore, some Psoriasis sufferers have found that reducing red meat actually helps to reduce Psoriasis inflammation as well.
In conclusion, I think these two reasons are good enough to opt for lean meat or eat fish instead, right?
Limit alcohol consumption
There has been no research that shows that Psoriasis conditions worsen with alcohol intake. However, those who have voluntarily reduced their Psoriasis consumption have experienced a reduction in their symptoms.
As alcohol dilates blood vessels, there is a probability that this can allow blood to flow to the skin easily, and therefore triggering Psoriasis. In addition, the skin dehydration effect of Psoriasis also works to worsen Psoriasis conditions.
With so many disadvantages of alcohol consumption, it’s best to stop or reduce alcohol until your condition improves.
Cut down on full fat dairy
To reduce inflammation, opting for low-fat diary may help alleviate the symptoms. This is because fats in diary have been understood to cause inflammation.
While this is again not proven step in treating psoriasis, taking low fat milk also works in reducing the risk for heart disease. As you probably may already know, those suffering from psoriasis also experience a higher risk in cardiovascular disease. Thus, it makes great sense to cut down on full fat diary, even though it may not necessarily work in reducing inflammation.
Reduce Sugar Intake
It’s a fact that psoriasis triggers may differ amongst different individuals. Some Psoriasis sufferers have found that too much sugar worsens their Psoriasis conditions, and actually cutting down improves their situation. With this, processed foods with too much sugar, or even sugary desserts should be avoided.
Finally, your diet plays a role in triggering or even treating Psoriasis. Some sufferers who had taken the bold step in changing their diet habits and lifestyle have managed to keep Psoriasis off their tail.
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