Psoriasis is a chronic variant of dermatopathology, characterized by the formation of a reddish-silver papular rash on various parts of the body. It is more often formed in the age category of children, but it can initially occur after 20-35 years.
Cause of incident:
- metabolic disorders;
- gastrointestinal tract pathology;
- chronic stress conditions;
- the presence of negative habits, for example, alcohol abuse.
Since the skin is a single giant organ, the appearance of various rashes on it, including those of a psoriatic nature, requires diagnostic studies and an integrated therapeutic approach.
Diet therapy is an important factor in how to eliminate non -aesthetic formations. Proper diet in combination with drug therapy is the main instruction of modern methods of influencing the disease.
The most important thing to monitor while maintaining a proper diet for psoriasis is to drink plenty of water every day, from seven to ten glasses. The liquid used must have a high purity, and in the case of the use of juice, it is recommended to cook freshly squeezed.
The basics of proper nutrition
Everyone’s body is unique, therefore, a specialist needs to choose an adequate diet in each case individually - a menu for everyone with psoriasis simply doesn’t exist.
The main task of dietary therapy in identifying pathology is to maintain an adequate acid-base environment in the patient’s body. The balance should be skewed in favor of an alkaline environment, as an acidic one only exacerbates the pathological course. Experts recommend that you include 2-4 times more alkaline foods in your diet.
- eat in fractions - in small portions, 4-5 times a day;
- take 2 - 2. 5 liters of fluid daily;
- adjust the diet so that the intestines are not overloaded;
- timely bowel emptying is the basis of health, carefully monitor the timeliness of toxin release;
- at the time of pathological exacerbation, it is recommended to enrich the body with mineral acids and organic elements: not more than 20%, the rest should be alkaline products;
- maximum rejection of alcoholic beverages, tobacco products;
- reduce the amount of table salt in the diet;
- to minimize the use of preservatives, emulsifiers, dyes, stabilizers and disintegrants;
- avoid all citrus fruits in the diet as much as possible - in addition to oranges, lemons and grapefruit are also included in this subgroup;
- emphasis should be given to the use of cereals and fermented dairy products, vegetable oils - but also in small quantities.
Adherence to the above principles helps to reduce the number of exacerbations of psoriasis to a minimum, to achieve a long period of remission of the disease.
What should be discarded
During the consultation, the expert will especially emphasize that you should not eat with psoriasis. Diet therapy provides a maximum rejection of an individual product list, but it necessarily provides a complete diet that supplies the patient with all the nutrients.
What is recommended for rejection:
- Numerous studies conducted by experts among people with psoriatic eruptions have shown convincingly that spices trigger disease exacerbation. The maximum concentration of essential oils and aromatic elements in them is very dangerous for people with dermatopathology - it leads to an itchy sensation on the skin, a debilitating burning sensation, and pathological severity.
- Various nuts have a similar negative effect on the skin. The most allergenic product is peanuts. It is recommended to avoid as much as possible nuts in their pure form, and in the form of various additives. Peanut butter is completely eliminated from the diet.
- A variety of spicy, smoked, canned foods have a very irritating effect on the intestinal loop tissue. They irritate the mucous membranes and inhibit the processing and absorption of adequate nutrients. This is what leads to the appearance of new defects on the dermis - plaques and psoriatic scales.
- A significant percentage of essential oils that are toxic to psoriasis patients are also found in citrus peels. For this reason experts recommend refusing to include in the diet not only the fruit itself, but also the juice from it, because with industrial production methods it is squeezed without removing the zest.
- Manifestations of inflammation of the dermis can also be caused by arachidonic acid, which is saturated with flesh. When compiling the menu, preference is given to white types, for example, turkey and rabbit meat.
- The most extreme limits are imposed on wine -based alcoholic beverages. It is during their fermentation that aromatic compounds are formed, which have the most negative effect on the condition of the dermis. The structure of the liver also suffers, the filtering capacity of the organs is reduced in general, toxins and toxins accumulate - psoriasis becomes worse.
A well -designed diet also leads to the normalization of one’s weight; complications of psoriasis such as arthritis can go away for a long time if a person adheres to the basic nutritional recommendations received from the specialist during the consultation.
The opinion of dermatologists around the world is unanimous - one should not be in an extreme hurry and severely limit oneself in nutrition. Before adjusting the diet, the specialist will perform various diagnostic procedures to identify the foods that are most negatively affected. Based on this, a decision will be made about what to eat with psoriasis for this particular person.
The following elements have a positive effect on skin condition:
- various unsaturated omega-3 fatty acids. Natural antagonists of arachidonic acid, they, being in marine fish, have the best effect on the dermis;
- various vegetables contain vitamins and caratinodes - they optimally affect the protective barrier of the human body, multiply the activity of immune structures, contribute to maximum resistance to negative external factors that can trigger the severity of dermatopathology;
For those who suffer from psoriatic eruptions, it is useful to:
- add lecithin in granular form to the diet;
- replacing coffee and coffee drinks with medicinal tea;
- eat more vegetables;
- drink freshly squeezed juice more often;
- to leave out as many artificial flavoring options as possible - replace them with freshly planted herbs;
- it is useful to include fresh berries in the diet: gooseberries and viburnum, mountain ash and currants, blueberries;
- a variety of cereals will bring maximum benefits - oatmeal, buckwheat, millet;
- sea fish should be on the table at least 4 - 5 times a week, but it is recommended to steam it;
- chicken dishes are allowed up to 3 - 4 times in the current week, carefully removing all skins;
- milk and products containing milk are allowed only those that show a reduced fat and table salt content;
- eggs should be boiled gently - 3-4 times a week;
- acceptable oils - olive, cottonseed, corn.
Therefore, the diet for psoriasis is based on the consumption of simple, varied and highly fortified foods.
An indispensable condition for complete dietary therapy for psoriasis is the mandatory cleansing of the human body - fasting healing helps in this regard. A person is advised to choose a day in his schedule, where only distilled liquid will enter his body.
The next day, a vegetable salad is allowed for breakfast, the use of monastery tea - and again following a compiled daily diet menu.
The result of curative fasting and careful adherence will be maximum - after 20-35 days a person will feel a general improvement in well -being, the skin will be cleansed faster.
Frequent fasting should not be practiced - stick to the golden mean: no more than 1 day of cleansing per week. Various cleansing procedures, practiced in beauty salons, are also prohibited - they will only disturb the natural balance in the intestinal loop, and so suffer from psoriasis.
Clean and beautiful radiant skin is an achievable result, even with a diagnosis of psoriasis. The main thing is to adhere to diet therapy prepared individually by a specialist, in combination with medications - as needed.