What you eat can make a difference to managing your psoriasis flares.  This will be different for every person, and learning what triggers your flares is critical to managing your psoriasis. We recommend keeping a food diary for a month, and learning what foods you should avoid.  Some foods have an anti-inflammatory effect, which is key in psoriasis patients.

Foods To Eat

In general, the following foods are good for your body and your psoriasis:

  • Foods rich in anti-oxidants (Vitamin A, C & E)
  • Foods rich in bioflavinoids  such as fruits, grains, seeds & green tea
  • Foods rich in folate  such as peas, cabbage, broccoli, lentils & cereals
  • Omega-3 fatty acids found in foods such as salmon, tuna and sardines
  • Nuts and avocados

Foods To Avoid

Some food are commonly associated with psoriasis flares and should be avoided.  Remember that this will be different for everyone, but as a general guide it can be good to check your response to the following:

  • Acidic foods
  • Tomatoes
  • Spicy food
  • Alcohol
  • Carbonated drinks
  • Refined sugar
  • Gluten