Psoriasis is a skin disease, which is non-contagious in nature. It is characterized by scaly patches, which are red in colour. These patches appear on the scalp, elbows and knees. These lesions may vary from minor patches appearing at local points to the entire portion of the body. The major causes of psoriasis are yet to be known.
Often it is said that heredity plays a huge role in causing psoriasis. Also, a weakened immune system may result in psoriasis as well. Environmental factors may be the other reason for causing psoriasis. The severity of the disorder may varies from individuals to individuals.
Dry skin, cracks in the skin, pink colored lesions, bleeding skin, stiffened joints, inflammations, itching sensation and burning at some places are the major symptoms of people suffering from psoriasis. Physical and mental stress also contribute to the occurrence of psoriasis as well.
It is highly advised that people suffering from psoriasis must follow a strict diet regimen. Following is the diet chart for the patients suffering from this non contagious skin infection. It must be followed strictly to get relief from the disorder and associated symptoms as well.
|To Avoid||To Consume|
|Red chilies||Chicory greens|
|Cheese||Soy milk (occasionally)|
|Whole milk drinks||Coconut water|
|Cream based liqueurs||Homemade soups|
|Canned soup and Packaged soup||Green juice|
|Palm oil||Sunflower oil|
|Coconut oil||Canola oil|
|-||Rice bran oil|
|Red meat||Lean meat like white meat chicken, turkey (once in fifteen days in very small quantity)|
|Foods rich in Omega 3 fatty acids like salmon, mackerel, tuna, sardines, albacore, herring, anchovies||-|
Herbal tea / Green tea
Veg / Sweet Dalia / Veg oats / Veg upma/ Veg poha /Vermicelli (Veg / Sweet Sewian) / Chapatti with veg or Dal / 1 - Egg white portion only
Fruit / Coconut water / Herbal tea / Green tea / Salad
Chapatti / Boiled Rice / Vegetable with Dal / Salad
Sprouts / Green tea / Home-made Soup / Herbal tea / Salad.
Chapatti / Boiled Rice / Vegetable with Dal