Remember when your mom used to tell you to stay away from French fries because it caused acne and black heads?  Well…  it’s no different if you have psoriasis.

You can still have beautiful radiant skin even though you suffer from psoriasis.  What you eat really does impact the health of your skin.  By making changes in your diet, you can directly impact your skin health while living with psoriasis.

Studies have found that many psoriasis sufferers are deficient in Vitamin A, B, D-3, Vitamin E and zinc in people with psoriasis symptoms.  Getting enough micronutrients from food alone is not enough.  Current research indicates that these vitamins may prove beneficial to psoriasis patients in easing symptoms.  Supplementing your diet with a multivitamin is wise when dealing with skin conditions such as psoriasis to help bring added relief.

Additionally, arachidonic acid and leukotrienes often appear to be raised or elevated in the urine of people with active psoriasis.    Eating fish or taking fish oil supplements (EPA/DHA) can have an anti-inflammatory effect in psoriasis and other skin condition sufferers.

It is believed that toxic build up in the body could be a contributing cause of psoriasis and other type of skin irritation symptoms.  Additionally, people with psoriasis seem to have a higher sensitity to food allergies.  The most common food allergens are gluten and dairy products.

Although fruits and vegetables are recommended in your diet, tomatoes, eggplant and strawberries may make your psoriasis symptoms worse.  Note that highly processed foods, soda, alcohol, fried foods, caffeine may also cause increased skin inflammation.

Drinking at least eight glasses of water a day, while eating fresh fruits and vegetables, is highly suggested to keep your skin beautiful and radiant.  Eating these types of foods is not only beneficial to those suffering from skin ailments, but is also a healthy way for people not currently afflicted to prevent future skin conditions from forming.  Very limited amounts of meats and low-fat dairy products, eggs, and olive oil are also suggested.

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