Take Care Of Your Skin: Diet And Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic, non-contagious disease that causes an inflammatory skin condition. The development of skin lesions of varying sizes is the most characteristic sign of psoriasis. These lesions are thick skin plaques that are covered in silvery scales from over-proliferating cells. They are red from blood vessel dilatation and inflammation.

Psoriasis is brought on by an immune system malfunction. The goal of white blood cells is to defend the body against illnesses, but when they attack the body, they trigger reactions in the cells that lead to conditions like psoriasis by speeding up skin regeneration. The diagnosis of psoriasis is usually quite clear since the symptoms are very evident with a simple observation. To prevent outbreaks, it is advisable to have healthy habits, like eating fruits and vegetables, avoiding fatty foods, quitting alcohol, quitting smoking, and drinking lots of water.

To try to lessen the symptoms of psoriasis, it is important to know which foods to choose. For this reason, we want to share with you which foods are necessary to preventing psoriasis while also maintaining a healthy diet

  • Fruits and vegetables: Eating foods high in beta-carotene or provitamin A helps to create and maintain new cells in the skin as well as increase skin moisture and suppleness. The vegetables with the highest provitamin A content include peppers, tomatoes, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, carrots, chard, spinach or broccoli. Vegetables should be eaten at least once a day. When it comes to fruits, your closest friends in the fight against psoriasis are apricot, loquat, peach, avocado, mango, raspberries, blackberries, or blueberries.
  • Omega 3: This fatty acid, which has anti-inflammatory properties, is present in seafood, vegetable oils, oily fish (mackerel, salmon, sardines, trout, etc.), nuts (almonds, walnuts, or hazelnuts), and the yolk of an egg.
  • Vitamin D: Consuming foods high in vitamin D, which is found in (whole milk, full-fat yoghurt or fatty cheese such as gouda, emmental or parmesan) or in the liver of animal origin such as beef.
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