Coping with Psoriasis

12 Best and Worst Foods for Psoriasis

Dietary changes can be generally helpful for people with psoriasis, and may even improve symptoms.

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A diet good for your skin?

by Amanda Gardner

There's no strong scientific evidence that specific foods can impact psoriasis, but there is evidence that losing extra weight can ease symptoms. Nutritionists and physicians recommend a healthy, balanced diet to control your weight and your psoriasis, as well as lower your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke (which are elevated in people with psoriasis). The foundation of a healthy diet is lean protein, low-fat dairy, whole grains, and fruits and vegetables, says Heather Mangieri, RD, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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