Psoriasis Insights

Can a Healthy Diet Help Psoriasis?

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Soy

How much: One to two servings a day of edamame, soy milk, soy nuts, and tofu.

Why: A number of studies have linked decreased inflammation with eating soy, says Earls. In addition, soy is an excellent source of protein and contains isoflavones, which are thought to help reduce inflammation.

What’s a serving: 1/2 cup edamame, 1 cup soy milk, 1 ounce soy nuts, 1/2 cup tofu.

Fats
How much: Three to nine daily servings of olive oil, peanut oil, canola oil, nuts, avocado, seeds, or nut butters.

Why: Good fats can help the body fight inflammation. But avoid margarine and shortening that contain trans fats, which can have the reverse effect.

What’s a serving: 1 teaspoon of oil, 1/2 tablespoon nut butter, 2 walnuts.

Next: Fish and seafood

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