Psoriasis & Healthy Eating: What You Need to Know

You may have wondered if tweaking your diet could help reduce your psoriasis symptoms.

The truth is: No magic food will “cure” this disease. But making smart meal choices—such as consuming more fruits, veggies, “healthy” fats and water and reducing intake of sugar, saturated fats and refined carbs—will improve your overall health. Choose foods that give you energy and leave you feeling satisfied.

By being more careful about what you eat, you can also help prevent serious health problems (like heart disease, diabetes and stroke) that people with psoriasis are more likely to develop.

Maintaining a healthy weight is especially important if you have psoriatic arthritis, a condition in which the immune system attacks healthy joint tissue, causing stiffness and inflammation. Extra pounds just add more wear and tear on your joints.

Be sure to discuss any changes in your diet with your doctor before starting a new eating pattern.

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