Studies show that up to 3% of the population worldwide suffer from psoriasis. And it's a long journey to fight it once you have it. So to lower your risk of psoriasis flare-ups, we offer you the top 10 foods to start your psoriasis-free day.
The Omega-3 fatty acids in eggs can effectively lower the risk of cancer and ease your psoriasis symptoms. Referring to the National Psoriasis Foundation, "Many individuals have benefitted from following an anti-inflammatory diet to help reduce their symptoms."
Full of dietary fiber, oats can control the amount of sugar your body consumes and can fill you up. Moreover, a higher fiber intake can lead to weight loss and a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, which is a comorbidity of psoriasis.
3. Spinach Muffins
The green muffins can supply you with so much fiber, potassium, and folate. A study shows that folate reduces your risk of Alzheimer's disease, another of psoriasis's comorbidities.
4. Non-Fat Greek Yogurt
This low-fat and low-sugar food won't trigger your psoriasis symptoms and will bring you more benefits than you expect: a 2012 study published in the Annals of Epidemiology found that yogurt "may be beneficial for long-term weight and [waist circumference] management."
5. Two Ingredient Pancakes
Here we introduce gluten-, grain-, and dairy-free pancakes, which also won't lead to flare-ups. They are made of only two ingredients: bananas and eggs. You can also add the fruits on the next page.
6. Mixed Fruit Sprinkled With Cinnamon
Fresh fruits are always a healthy choice for those with psoriasis or a disease that co-occurs with it. Flavonoids in apples can prevent diabetes and asthma. Bananas are also a good source of potassium, beneficial to those with high blood pressure. The antioxidants in blueberries can conquer cancer, lower the risk of stroke and ease inflammation and arthritic pain. Cinnamon is also good for digestive health.
7. Smoothie Bowls
Have you ever tried a smoothie bowl? It is easy and is so much fun to make one. This popular Tropical Smoothie contains pineapple, mangoes, and strawberries. All these fruits are high in antioxidants, which are effective at reducing inflammation.
8. Raspberry Tarts
These raw raspberry tarts are a safe choice for psoriasis patients because they are gluten-free, vegan, and paleo. Its ingredients include hazelnuts (helpful in preventing cancer and digestive disease), raspberries (containing antioxidants to lower the risk of cancer), dates, almonds, coconut oil (it reduces your risk of heart disease).
9. Peanut Butter Granola Bars
It's convenient to have one to hand and they provide you with the energy you need in the morning. It would be better to replace the peanut butter with almond butter, whose fiber content benefits your heart. After all, people with psoriasis often have a higher risk of heart disease.
10. Pumpkin Spice Balls
If you are a pumpkin lover, then the food is just for you. The yellow balls are rich in fiber, potassium, and vitamin C, which are all good for heart health.