In this article:
- Identifying the triggers of psoriasis
- No-go foods when dealing with psoriasis
- Best foods for psoriasis management
- Psoriasis-friendly recipes
The best way to manage psoriasis is to carefully monitor what you’re eating. A study published in 2019 showed that the gut plays an important role in regulating and possibly even treating psoriasis, so this is where we want to start! Of course, everyone’s bodies are different and thus the way they respond to certain foods will vary. Sometimes, the best way to find a diet that works for you is to start by finding what doesn’t. In other words, begin by removing foods from your diet one at a time.
Food journaling is a relatively straightforward method of finding correlations between psoriasis flare-ups and the ingredients in your food that might be causing them. Try to answer each of the following three questions:
There are tons of free online templates and apps to begin your food journaling and to start connecting the dots. Try keeping a journal for a month or so before bringing it to your doctor to help highlight what might be causing your inflammation. We also know that certain foods have been linked to inflammatory responses in general. Here’s some help identifying them:
Certain foods have long been associated with inflammation and some even have the science to back it up. Again, make sure to draw your own conclusions using a food journal and the help of a dietitian to track down the culprits. But, in general, here are foods associated with inflammatory effects:
Luckily, there are plenty of delicious foods that may actually decrease inflammation or strengthen and heal the gut! Wherever your diet falls short, you can always boost it back up with clean, anti-inflammatory supplements. These include:
Here are a few proven recipes to help keep your stomach satisfied, so you can get back to life and do what you love. They’re quick, easy, satisfying, and use the best anti-inflammatory ingredients to help manage psoriasis. Just remember to go light on the paprika! Here are some of our favorites from breakfast, to lunch, to dinner and even dessert.