Due to maldigestion the body does not get as many vitamins and minerals from food as it requires, thus it is unable to supply the skin and immune system with the proper nutrients they require to maintain health.
It is important to get as much nutrition from food as possible in order to combat psoriasis. This ensures that the immune and nervous systems function optimally. One very simple way to do this is to slow down eating and
thoroughly chew foods. This allows the body to properly digest and obtain the maximum amount of nutrients possible from meals.
Limiting sugar, animal proteins and alcohol in the diet removes common triggers of psoriasis. Foods high in sugar increase blood sugar levels, which contributes to increased inflammation. It is also important to remove heavily processed junk foods from the diet, as these also increase the inflammatory response in the body.
Foods to increase in the diet include wholegrains, fresh fruit, berries and green leafy vegetables - these foods contain high antioxidants and help the body to reduce the inflammatory response.
Introducing cold water fish, flaxseeds, almonds, macadamias and chia seeds into the diet increases your intake of omega 3 fatty acids, which are essential for skin and cellular health.
Juicing is also very beneficial as it allows the body to absorb the maximum amount of nutrients from the fruits and vegetables that are juiced without having to digest them first.
Small frequent meals also help digestion to function optimally.
Maintaining hydration increases the bodies’ detoxification and energy levels.
Psoriasis fighting breakfast
1/3 cup whole oats
1 tbs Chia seeds
¾ cup almond milk
¼ teaspoon vanilla essence
Mix ingredients together and leave to soak in the fridge overnight. In the morning stir well and add 1 tablespoon of flaxseed meal and ½ cup of mixed berries (raspberries, cranberries, blueberries). You can also add half a grated apple for extra anti-inflammatory benefits.
This recipe provides zinc, omega 3, high antioxidants and vitamins and minerals in abundance, all of which are important to immune system function and skin health.