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Posted by: June Theron | 2009-07-20

foods to be eliminated when having psoriasis

Can you please tell me what foods to eliminate when diagnosed with psoriases?

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Dear June
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that is not really influenced by dietary factors, except alcohol. If this should be applicable, then reduce your intake as much as possible. Eating a well balanced diet that consists of plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables (at least 5-7 portions a day), lean meat, fish (3-4 times a week) and eggs (4 per week), plus 3 cups of fat-free milk or yoghurt or cottage cheese a day, whole, unsifted grains and cereals (3-4 servings), legumes (cooked or canned dry beans, peas or lentils or soya) as often as possible, and poly- or monounsaturated oils or margarine (olive oil, tub marg, etc) (3 tablespoons a day) should provide all the nutrients the body requires for good health and to boost immunity. You may benefit from taking Salmon oil capsules to increase your omega-3 intake which can in some cases help in autoimmune diseases.
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DietDoc

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