If you are interested in improving the symptoms of psoriasis you may want to consider looking at your diet. Psoriasis is a skin condition that is often caused by an immune reaction and at times in specific joints and pressure points throughout the body. The reason why psoriasis can crop up still remains a big mystery to doctors and while there are many ways that you can combat the symptoms of psoriasis, some doctors would suggest that improving your diet is a great first step to improving psoriasis symptoms and your overall health. Here are some diet strategies you can use to combat psoriasis symptoms:
Eating for your blood type: with four different types of blood, doctors are beginning to suggest that it’s a wise idea to consider eating for your particular blood type. Type O blood should consider eating a protein rich diet, type A blood should consider eating a meat free diet, type B diet should avoid chicken, corn, lentils, tomatoes, peanuts and more and AB blood should focus more on seafood, dairy, tofu and green vegetables. Looking in depth into the blood type diet and understanding what you should be eating with your blood type can often improve psoriasis symptoms.
Limit alcohol, sugar, fatty foods and cigarettes: psoriasis occurs more often in people that regularly drink alcohol, smoke and maintain an unhealthy diet. By limiting some of these items in your diet and by avoiding alcohol and cigarettes you can often reduce the symptoms of psoriasis.
Boost antioxidants: antioxidant rich foods like carrots, fresh fruits and vegetables can improve overall skin health and by building up your intake of antioxidants you can work at reducing your psoriasis symptoms.
Add omega 3 fatty acids: omega-3 fatty acids are designed to reduce inflammation throughout our body and by adding omega 3 fatty acids into our diet we can reduce skin inflammation. Omega 3 can be found in fatty fish like mackerel and salmon; in a British study it was found that participants willing to eat 6 ounces of salmon every day experienced a 15% improvement in their psoriasis symptoms over a 6 week trial.
Keep some of these thoughts in mind on how your diet could be affecting your psoriasis.