Psoriasis

Anti Inflammatory Foods You Should Immediately Add to Psoriasis Diet

Creative commons license: brx0 – blueberries at Portland Farmers Market (CC BY-SA 2.0)

In the past 8 months, I’ve become incredibly aware of what I’m putting into my body and how it makes me feel. About 2 weeks ago, I put myself on an anti-inflammatory nutrition plan. I really like the word “plan” versus “diet” because it makes me feel more in control. The word “diet” seems too temporary. The anti-inflammatory plan is really the way I should be eating all of the time. Fresh foods over processed foods. Organic where I can. Less full fat dairy. Cutting down on red meat & sugar. Wheat over white grains. Fresh fruits and vegetables. There’s quite a few lists on the web about the top foods to incorporate into an anti-inflammatory plan.

Below are a few of the top foods that were appearing over and over and can be easily incorporated into my diet:

  • Fatty Fish  > Salmon
  • Turmeric (Spice)
  • Green tea
  • Berries > Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries
  • Cruciferous veggies (Broccoli, Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts, Kale)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Sweet Potato
  • Kelp
  • Papaya
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Avocado
  • Green Tea
  • Peppers
  • Grapes (Grape Seed Extract)
  • Dark chocolate (70% + )
  • Cherries
  • Pecans
  • Artichokes
  • Goji berries
  • Kale
  • Red Cabbage
  • Pinto Beans
  • Beets
  • Spinach

It’s still too soon to tell how it’ll affect my skin, but I have a really good feeling about it. Whether or not it ends up clearing up my spots, eating fresh and organic foods can’t hurt!

I’m a bit of a junk food addict, so following a strict plan is a challenge for me. I’m working on my relationship with food but know it takes some time to re-learn bad habits. For me, it’s about balance. Berries on top of cheesecake counts right?

Photo Credit

Many thanks for allowing their photo to be used under a creative commons license:

brx0 for their photo of blueberries at Portland Farmers Market (CC BY-SA 2.0).

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