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Anti-Inflammatory Diet

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Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Psoriasis is an inflammatory disease. Many individuals benefit from following an anti-inflammatory diet to help reduce their symptoms.

Foods to avoid because they have been shown to cause or increase inflammation include:

  • Fatty red meats
  • Dairy products
  • Processed foods
  • Refined sugars
  • Nightshade vegetables, including potatoes, tomatoes and peppers

Foods to include in your diet that have been shown to reduce inflammation include:

  • Coldwater fish. Fish contains omega-3 fatty oils. Fish rich in omega-3s that has been shown to reduce inflammation include albacore tuna, mackerel, salmon, herring, and lake trout.
  • Flaxseeds, olive oil, pumpkin seeds and walnuts. These are plant sources of omega-3s.
  • Colorful fresh fruits and vegetables. Focus on eating foods from the colors of the rainbow.
    • Nutritious examples are:Veggies

    • Carrots
    • Squash and sweet potatoes
    • Spinach
    • Kale, and broccoli
    • Blueberries
    • Mangoes
    • Strawberries and figs

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