Psoriasis and Anti-Inflammatory Foods
Psoriasis triggers may vary.
It could be stress, weather, body products and even certain foods (Read here to learn about the causes and triggers).
When it comes to foods, it is undeniable that there are foods that can negatively impact the body via inflammation.
First of all, inflammation can be good…and bad.
When it’s good, it helps the body to fight injury, infection and diseases. What happens is that the body, with the help of other agents such as white blood cells, works to protect you from invaders. It plays a role in the process of healing. This is what you call Acute Inflammation.
Chronic Inflammation refers to inflammation that leads to side effects, compromising the health of the body. This happens when there is too much inflammation. This type of inflammation occurs when there are no invaders to fight against and so, it harms the body instead.
Psoriasis gives rise to inflammation. When it comes to managing psoriasis, one of the things that psoriasis patience must take into account is the foods they feed on. It is best to avoid or reduce inflammation-causing foods.
Foods that contribute to inflammation include:
- Processed food (bacon, salami, hot dogs, deli meats)
- Meat (especially red meat)
- Foods high in saturate fat
- Foods high in refined sugar
- Refined carbs
- Dairy products
What’s next? Does it end there?
Don’t forget to increase anti-inflammatory foods in your diet.
Anti-inflammatory foods can do wonders for many diseases such as arthritis, psoriasis, cancer, cardiovascular disease, asthma and more. These foods include:
- Fruits and vegetables
- Whole grains
- Plant-based protein (soy, nuts, seeds, certain vegetables such as broccoli)
Not only that the foods are able to fight off inflammation, but they are rich in antioxidants too – good in protecting the body from free radicals. Free radicals can damage the body by developing health complications relating to cancer, hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and inflammatory conditions.
Technically, the plant-based diet is highly recommended for psoriasis management. Try your best to make some changes to your diet and slowly, you will feel much better.
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