Scientists believe that psoriasis is associated with inflammation in the human body. The Mediterranean diet helps to fight it and effectively reduce the manifestations of the disease. This input came from French scientists at the Hopital Mondor in Creteuil .
Experts analyzed information about the health of more than 35 thousand volunteers, of whom more than 3 thousand suffered from psoriasis, and a third of them were in a very severe form. According to observations, patients who ate foods from the list of the Mediterranean diet were much less likely to see a doctor due to exacerbation of psoriasis, and also had milder symptoms of the course of the disease.
Fans of the Mediterranean diet consume large amounts of vegetable monounsaturated fats, antioxidants and polyphenols found in fruits and vegetables, as well as fiber. In addition, this diet involves a limited intake of dairy products, alcohol and meat. Previous studies have shown that severe forms of psoriasis are noted 22% less often among lovers of such food.
Experts believe that this type of diet reduces the level of inflammation in the body, and it is this circumstance that helps to reduce the severity of the manifestations of psoriasis.