A Diet for Psoriasis

Changing what you eat and drink, your overall diet, could make a great deal of difference in your life. This could be especially important if you suffer from psoriasis. In that case you would need a psoriasis diet. Over time we get filled up, saturated with toxins. These toxins come from the water we drink, the air we breathe and the food we eat.

We also absorb pesticides and other toxins by contact with our skin. The preferred way to get rid of these toxins is by natural elimination and through the urine. You will want to avoid elimination of toxins through your skin. This is especially true if you have psoriasis because the toxins in your sweat can irritate your skin and bring on another psoriasis outbreak.

If you have been diagnosed as afflicted with psoriasis, you will need to modify your eating habits right away to lessen the symptoms. Begin eating whole, unprocessed foods for your psoriasis diet. Select those that are as close as you can get to the original form. Avoid processed foods, especially highly processed or with many artificial ingredients and components.

To hold the toxins buildup in your system to a bare minimum, don’t ingest any more toxins than you can help. Eat organic fresh vegetables rather than produce grown with artificial fertilizers and subjected to pesticides. If no organic food is available to you then take care to at least wash your vegetables and fruits very well, using a brush, to remove as many of the chemicals as possible.

Vegetables have more fiber and are easier for your digestive system to process when they are eaten raw. They always lose some of their nutrients when cooked. Fresh raw vegetables have higher fiber content and are easier for your digestive system to handle. Some of the food items that are easily digested and processed are all types of beans, seafood, nuts, squash, green, leafy vegetables, broccoli, and all types of fresh fruit. With more fruits and vegetables in your daily diet you are less likely to develop allergies.

We usually get too much of our daily caloric intake from fats, so it’s best to restrict your intake of fried food and fats in general. Nevertheless, your body requires some fatty acid (like from omega 3) to function correctly. Fatty acids are important to your body’s ability to control, reduce and eliminate inflammation. The fatty acids that you will want to add to your diet are those from cold water fish, extra virgin olive oil and flax seed.

Foods that are high in sodium are to be avoided. They can cause you to be dehydrated. Some forms of salt are better/less bad for you than others. Changing from refined sodium chloride salt to more natural sea salt is a good idea and a healthy choice.

Switching over to using sea salt (all natural) will bring many benefits. It can raise your energy level, help to relieve symptoms from allergies and rashes, protect you against radiation. It can help to balance the acidity of the body, provide important minerals, increase your resistance to infection and help to replace your lost electrolytes.

Simply by choosing a healthy diet, by wisely changing what you eat every day, you will help a great deal with controlling your psoriasis episodes. Also a better psoriasis diet will help your body to begin to heal itself naturally, to avoid allergies and inflammation, and to stay a lot more healthy.