Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin disease, which is non-contagious in nature. It is characterized by scaly patches, which are red in colour. These patches appear on the scalp, elbows and knees. These lesions may vary from minor patches appearing at local points to the entire portion of the body. The major causes of psoriasis are yet to be known.

Often it is said that heredity plays a huge role in causing psoriasis. Also, a weakened immune system may result in psoriasis as well. Environmental factors may be the other reason for causing psoriasis. The severity of the disorder may varies from individuals to individuals.

Dry skin, cracks in the skin, pink colored lesions, bleeding skin, stiffened joints, inflammations, itching sensation and burning at some places are the major symptoms of people suffering from psoriasis. Physical and mental stress also contribute to the occurrence of psoriasis as well.

It is highly advised that people suffering from psoriasis must follow a strict diet regimen. Following is the diet chart for the patients suffering from this non contagious skin infection. It must be followed strictly to get relief from the disorder and associated symptoms as well.

FOOD PRODUCTS TO BE AVOIDED FOOD PRODUCTS TO BE CONSUMED

Vegetables

Vegetables

  • Tomatoes
  • Potatoes
  • Brinjal
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Green chilies
  • Red chilies
  • Radish
  • Lettuce
  • Broccoli
  • Ginger
  • Carrots
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Turnip
  • Chicory greens
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Beans
  • Lentils
  • Cabbage
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Beetroot
  • Cucumbers
  • Bell Peppers
  • Peas
  • Aloe vera
   

Fruits

Fruits

  • Oranges
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Strawberries (Sour)
  • Sour Grapes
  • Pineapple
  • Blueberries
  • Mangoes
  • Apples
  • Avocadoes
  • Figs
  • Pears
  • Peaches
  • Coconut
  • Banana
   

Non Veg

Non Veg

  • Red meat
  • Fish
  • Foods rich in Omega 3 fatty acids like salmon, mackerel, tuna, sardines, albacore, herring, anchovies
  • Sea food
  • Lean meat like white meat chicken, turkey (once in fifteen days in very small quantity)
   

Spices

Spices

  • Mustard
  • Pimento
  • Nutmeg
  • Turmeric
  • Basil
  • Oregano
  • Cloves
  • Coriander
  • Celery Seeds
   

Other food products

Other food products

  • Alcohol
  • Refined Sugar
  • Fast food
  • Wheat
  • Rye
  • Barley
  • Saturated fats
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Dairy products like milk, butter, curd, buttermilk, paneer
  • Eggs
  • Jaggery
  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Tobacco
  • Whole grain bread
  • Cereal
  • Brown rice
  • Nuts like brazil nuts
  • Vegetable oils
  • Soya bean oil
  • Walnuts
  • Flaxseeds
  • Yogurts
  • Oats
  • Soy milk
  • Soy nuts
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