Psoriasis is a dry, scaly skin disorder. Doctors believe that it is
genetic and is caused by the immune system being mistakenly
"triggered", resulting in skin cells being produced too
quickly. Normally, skin cells take about 21-28 days to replace
themselves. However, in patients with psoriasis they take around 2-6
days. Psoriasis affects approximately 3% of people globally and
usually develops in patients between age 11 and age 45. Despite the
fact that it is not a contagious disorder, people with the condition
can sometimes suffer from social exclusion and discrimination.
Latest dietary tips
If you have moderate to severe psoriasis, maintaining a healthy
weight and cholesterol levels will help reduce symptoms. These tips
will also help:
Eat a diet rich in colourful vegetables and fruits.
Choose foods rich in whole grains and fibre.
Have heart-healthy fatty fish such as salmon or mackerel at least
twice a week.
Limit your daily fat intake to 30 percent of total calories and
choose healthy unsaturated fats such as olive, coconut and rapeseed
Avoid foods with trans fats.
Choose the low-fat or fat-free versions of cheese, milk, yogurt, and
other dairy products.
Season foods with herbs and spices rather than salt.
Exercise at a moderate to intense level for at least 30 minutes,
three to four times a week.
Nutrition for Psoriasis
There are many other vitamins and herbs that may help with Psoriasis.
A small selection can be seen below