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Psoriasis: Food To Avoid….

Psoriasis: Food to avoid….

I have seen patient who are suffering from psoriasis;

they are very much irritable and anxious due to uncomfortable

skin lesions. Many a times, even after trying lots of medicines,

your psoriasis does not cure. But if you make slight

changes in your food habits, then that will definitely help you.

Psoriasis is a dry, scaly red patches commonly appearing

on your elbow, knee, shin, fingernail & toe nails.

4 food groups you should avoid in psoriasis:

1)Plant food of nightshade family

These vegetables contain solanine- a chemical

compound that triggers your psoriasis. Every patient with psoriasis

should stay away from these vegetables and they are-

  • Egg plant
  • Potato
  • Capsicum &
  • Tomato

Among these, tomato is the worst for psoriasis. So, you

should avoid all tomato-based food items like- ketchup,

tomato soups and curry, tomato juice, etc.

Also, you must avoid smoking and tobacco chewing as

tobacco is nightshades plant.


When you take excessive alcohol, it dilates your blood

vessels in your skin. With this, more of T-cells which are

believed to be responsible for psoriasis can enter into

the outer layer of your skin easily.

3)Dairy products

They contain a protein known as casein which

has been linked to inflammation & thus, to your psoriasis.

And now in today’s world, milk is produced commercially.

So, it also contains other chemicals and hormones which

increases inflammation in your body.

4)Junk food

Psoriasis is an inflammatory condition.

Junk foods are high in saturated trans fats, refined

starch & sugar.  All of which can promote inflammatory reaction.

You must avoid excess sweets as well.

Psoriasis is a skin disease that is difficult to cure. If

you avoid taking these food groups, it would be great help to your

medicine that you are taking.

That’s all for today.

See you next Tuesday with another Tuesday Tip.

Till then…..

Take care.

Providing simple solutions for the complexities of life-

Dr Bhumita Makwana

Your Dietitian & Cosmetic Clinician.

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