Choosing the right diet
In case of psoriasis, are there foods to avoid or prioritize?If you have psoriasis, are there any foods you should avoid? Foods you should eat more of? The link between diet and psoriasis is a matter of interest to scientists around the world and has already been the subject of several studies. Some have focused on dietary changes (e. g. adopting a gluten-free diet) to improve psoriasis, but this has not produced any spectacular or definitive results. Nonetheless, a varied and balanced diet is essential to improve your overall health, whether or not you have psoriasis.
While there is certainly a connection between overweight, obesity and psoriasis, it is not fully understood. Patients with psoriasis are often overweight, but little is known about whether this is a causative factor (fat promotes inflammation) or a consequence (the general discomfort associated with psoriasis disrupts dietary balance, leading to the overconsumption of foods that are too fatty, too salty or too sweet). In overweight or obese patients, weight loss often leads to an improvement in their psoriasis. To conclude, it is important to eat a healthy diet and avoid being overweight, especially if you have psoriasis.