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Diet Plan for Patients of Leucoderma (Vitiligo)

Vitiligo or Leucoderma is an autoimmune condition in which the cells that produce skin pigment are attacked and destroyed, resulting in irregular white patches of skin. Many people who experience vitiligo wonder what they can do about it, and whether their dietary and lifestyle choices can prevent a recurrence or worsening of the condition. Meanwhile, Say no to citrus fruits and turmeric as they can result in additional skin problems. Apart from it, avoid Lemon, Fish, Meat, Orange, Brinjal, Curd, and alcohol because they can negatively impact on your Skin if you are suffering from Vitiligo.

Ayurvedic treatment for Vitiligo is based on immunity system and patients need to follow some food restriction and diet chart. Diet restriction plays a vital role in Vitiligo treatment. Because wrong food combination can disturb your immunity system, so Vitiligo patients are required some of the food restriction for proper vitiligo treatment. Meanwhile, we also need to know about the food restrictions & diet chart recommended for the vitiligo patients. The food restrictions & diet chart mentioned below helps to control white patches.

Avoid dairy products and sour food items strictly.

  • Do not take milk with curd.
  • Avoid taking citrus fruits with milk.
  • Avoid drinking milk after having black lentils (udad daal).
  • Avoid taking milk with salt and other salty eatables.
  • Avoid milk with radish and sesame seeds.

To Avoid To Consume
Tomatoes Lettuce
Potatoes Broccoli
Brinjal Carrots
Ginger Sweet Potatoes
Garlic Turnip
Beets Chicory greens
- Spinach
- Kale
- Beans
- Cabbage
- Brussels Sprouts
- Cucumbers
- Onions
- Bell Peppers
- Peas
Oranges Avocadoes
Lemons Blueberries
Limes Mangoes - Only sweet
Strawberries (Sour) Figs
Sour Grapes Apples
- Pears
- Peaches
- Pineapples
- Coconut
- Banana
Red meat Foods rich in Omega 3 fatty acids like salmon, mackerel, tuna, sardines, albacore, herring, anchovies
- Sea food
- Lean meat like white meat chicken, turkey (In Moderation)
Chick peas (Kabuli chana) Green gram (All types)
Kidneys beans (Rajmah) Orange lentils - Moderation
Black lentils (Udad daal) Bengal gram - Moderation
Mustard Turmeric
Pimento Oregano
Nutmeg Coriander
Clove Celery Seeds
Black cardamom Cumin
Carom seeds Green cardamom
- Fennel
- Fenugreek
- Cinnamon
Other Food Products
Alcohol Whole grain bread
Refined Sugar Cereal
Fast food Brown rice
Milk and its products Cow ghee
Rye Nuts like brazil nuts
Barley Vegetable oils
Saturated fats Soya bean oil
Dairy products like milk, butter Walnuts
Eggs Flaxseeds
Tea Oats
Coffee Wheat
Tobacco -

Lifestyle Related Restrictions:

A tight fitting dress or undergarment which leaves marks on skin, elastic must not be used as it can disturb the blood circulation over that particular area. Itching, scratching over skin should also be avoided. Vitiligo patients should refrain themselves from any accident or injury as much as possible as injury may develop into a new white spot. Rubber and plastic wear should be avoided in regular use. Synthetic or plastic artificial ornaments, Bindi or any stickers which sticks with an adhesive over skin should be completely avoided. Playing in direct sun in afternoon (between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m) should be restricted. Swimming in pools should not be done in Vitiligo & Leucoderma.

Things To Remember

  • Eating a healthy breakfast gives your metabolism a nice kickstart, and ensures that it starts working early in the day.
  • Have a cup of tea, and increase your metabolism with as much as 12%. Make sure to not overdo it though, as too much caffeine is known to increase Vitiligo symptoms.
  • Follow a detox plan to rid your body of all those nasty toxins that have built up over the last couple of months.
  • Eat foods rich in iron. This will give you plenty of energy, which in turn will lead to a healthy metabolism.
  • Getting some exercise will also give your metabolism a nice lift.