A healthy diet is a major factor in maintaining or improving your health and it becomes significantly more important when living with psoriasis. Changing your diet will not cure you, but will help you to improve your symptoms. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder, so taking care of your diet may help you to reinforce your immune system, that is responsible to protect you from infections that might aggravate your skin condition. A good way to improve your diet is to, for example, include some anti-oxidant foods such as goji berries, pecans, cilantro and kidney beans; or some foods rich in vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids like salmon, tuna, chia seeds and dairy products.
If you suffer from psoriasis, adapting a healthy diet can be empowering because it will help you to fight flares and symptoms, so you can live your life according to your rules.
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