Jan 29, 2020

7 Recipes to Help Manage Psoriasis

Living with psoriasis means you have to carefully manage your health. Psoriasis is a lifelong condition without a cure. And though it can disappear for periods of time, psoriasis can also flare up and be triggered if you aren’t careful. Each flare can bring itchy skin, redness, and plaques in different areas of the body.

So, when you have psoriasis, it’s important to reduce potential triggers to manage your condition. One of the most common triggers can be what you’re eating and drinking. Certain foods can cause flares, while others may be able to help your overall health.

A healthy, balanced diet may be able to help you manage your psoriasis. Although there’s no scientific proof that following a certain diet will help this condition, eating well can only benefit your body. And if you choose certain recipes, with anti-inflammatory ingredients, you may find some help for your psoriasis and its symptoms.

Here are seven recipes that may be able to help you positively manage your psoriasis.

  • Everyone could use more leafy green vegetables in their diet. And a meal that’s centered around vegetables is a smart choice for those with psoriasis. Eating veggies may be able to help you manage inflammation in the body. 

    This recipe by Eating Well combines broccoli and red bell peppers with a DIY peanut sauce. It offers a tasty, unique spin on a veggie-centric main dish. You can eat it alone or add a lean protein into the mix for a more filling meal.

    Psoriasis-Friendly Ingredients

    • Broccoli, which is a cruciferous vegetable that contains inflammation-reducing antioxidants.
    • Bell pepper, another vegetable that offers fiber, vitamins, and potential antioxidants.

  • Fish is always a smart protein to add into your diet. Eating the right kind of fish can be beneficial for a number of different health conditions, and it may offer unique benefits for those with psoriasis. 

    Lemon-Herb Salmon, which can be served with farro, rice, or even vegetables, is an easy healthy recipe to prepare. It combines a healthy, fatty fish – salmon – with bright flavors that will wake up your palate. Add in a mix of good-for-you vegetables, and this dish is a complete, nutritious choice.

    Psoriasis-Friendly Ingredients

    • Salmon, which is high in good fats and omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s offer anti-inflammatory properties that can help psoriasis symptoms.
    • Summer squash, a fiber-filled vegetable.
    • Cherry tomatoes, which pack anti-inflammatory properties too.
    • Eggplant, which offers protein and all the benefits of vegetables.

  • One of the toughest aspects of eating healthy is finding something that’ll excite your taste buds. Healthy foods can be bland and uninviting – but this Mango Chicken recipe by Dinner at the Zoo will spice up your palate and help your psoriasis.

    Featuring fresh mango, lean boneless skinless chicken breast, and a mix of good-for-you spices and vegetables, this recipe has it all. It’s nutritious, tasty, and potentially beneficial for inflammation. And it’s incredibly easy to put together too.

    Psoriasis-Friendly Ingredients

    • Chicken breast, which is a lean, heart-healthy protein that’s filling.
    • Mango, which features vitamins A and C along with fiber. It also includes mangiferin, which can help reduce inflammation.
    • Red and green bell pepper, which contain vitamins and fiber important for those with psoriasis.

  • When you think of macaroni and cheese, you don’t think of your health. This popular comfort food dish is normally loaded with not-so-great ingredients, like cheese, butter, and carbs. However, if you follow the right recipe – like the Protein Packed Mac and Cheese from Eating Bird Food – it can be a healthy dish.

    Filled with both protein and leafy green vegetables, this take on mac and cheese is much more nutritious. And since it includes cheese, broccoli, spinach, and milk, it actually packs a big health punch for psoriasis and its symptoms. You can enjoy this comforting dish without sacrificing your health.

    Psoriasis-Friendly Ingredients

    • Chickpea pasta, which reduces the carbs and offers more protein and fiber.
    • Broccoli, which is a cruciferous vegetable that contains inflammation-reducing antioxidants.
    • Spinach, which is another leafy green vegetable that can benefit inflammation.
    • Milk and reduced-fat cheese, which both contain vitamin D. Vitamin D can help those with psoriasis and boost the immune system.

  • Steel-cut oats are a popular breakfast choice – and they’re pretty healthy too. Oats are packed with vitamins and nutrients, and making them at home allows you to control factors like sugar and sweetness. If you’re living with psoriasis, oats can also be a great meal to fill up with good-for-you foods in the morning.

    Cooking Light’s recipe for Steel-Cut Oats with Mixed Berry Compote combines two great ingredients together in one healthy breakfast. Filled with vitamin D, fiber, and fresh fruit, this meal is one that’s filling and nutritious. It boasts 10 grams of fiber per serving, setting you up for a health day.

    Psoriasis-Friendly Ingredients

    • Milk, which includes vitamin D that can be a critical vitamin for psoriasis sufferers.
    • Fresh fruit, which is a good anti-inflammatory ingredient for anyone with psoriasis.

  • Fish is a smart choice both for your heart and your immune system. It’s filling, it’s a light and lean protein, and it packs a serious amount of anti-inflammatory nutrients. And that’s why a dish like Lemon Dill Salmon Pasta Salad is a great choice for anyone with psoriasis. 

    This recipe by Cooking Light features canned wild sockeye salmon and a unique twist on pasta: chickpea pasta. By swapping out traditional noodles for chickpea-based pasta, you’ll get extra fiber and protein in every bite. It’ll also be low in carbohydrates, which is good for inflammation.

    Psoriasis-Friendly Ingredients

    • Sockeye salmon which includes both omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D for reducing inflammation.
    • Chickpea pasta, which increases the fiber, reduces carbs, and adds protein for a filling meal. 

  • Turmeric is one of the most recommended spices when it comes to inflammation. It’s thought to reduce inflammation and help with conditions like arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriasis. And it’s very easy to add into just about anything – including your morning coffee.

    You can make a Tumeric Latte right at home and get some potential health benefits. You can use any kind of milk, fresh turmeric, syrup or honey for sweetener, and even ginger. It’s a great way to start your day while keeping nutrition in mind.

    Psoriasis-Friendly Ingredients

    • Turmeric, which is thought to have anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce or prevent flare-ups.
    • Milk, which can contain vitamin D and benefit psoriasis sufferers (if traditional cow’s milk is used).

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