Psoriasis Prevention Diet: Recipes (Main Dishes)
This page provides a wide range of easy and quick recipes for those who are interested in preventing psoriasis flare ups through diet. The recipes included use some of the best foods for preventing and controlling psoriasis symptoms.
Apple and Onion SoupHere we've got a recipe that calls for apples and onions, two of nature's best sources of the bioflavonoid quercetin. Quercetin helps fight inflammation by inhibiting the action of phospholipase, an enzyme that generates free arachidonic acid. Arachidonic acid increases the levels of prostaglandins and leukotrienes which are potent mediators of inflammation.
Wholesome Winter Pea and Watercress SoupWatercress is supercharged with vitamin C and beta-carotene which have strong antioxidant properties. As people with psoriasis typically have an impaired antioxidant status, including antioxidant rich foods in the diet may help prevent and heal psoriasis flare ups.
Carrot, Tomato and Lentil SoupThis soup combines carrots and tomatoes, two important weapons for fighting psoriasis. In one study, people who ate the most carrots and tomatoes, along with fresh fruit and green vegetables, were much less likely to get psoriasis than people who followed a diet poor in these foods.
Steamed Asparagus with Sesame SeedsTurbo-charge your anti-psoriasis diet by eating asparagus, a highly nutritious vegetable that is packed with folate which many psoriasis patients are deficient in. The sesame seeds featured in this mouth-watering dish provide an abundance of zinc which has been shown to alleviate psoriasis symptoms in some patients. This dish also contains vitamin B6 which is necessary for the proper absorption of zinc.
Broccoli and Barley SoupProvided that you're not allergic or sensitive to gluten, this dish can make a great addition to your diet. The broccoli in this soup is loaded with vitamin C, folate, and beta-carotene, all of which play an important role in any diet designed to alleviate psoriasis. Thyme and marjoram, which add flavor to this dish, contain ursolic acid which is thought to alleviate psoriasis and which possesses antioxidant properties.
Green Pea and Mushroom RisottoThis simple recipe helps you create a risotto that's full of flavor and psoriasis-fighting minerals such as zinc and selenium. In addition, researchers at the Pennsylvania State Mushroom Research Laboratory found that mushrooms contain significant levels of ergothioneine, an amino acid with strong antioxidant properties.
Chicken Soup with Rice and BroccoliThis scrumptious soup combines chicken and rice which rarely cause allergic reactions, making this dish great for those suffer from psoriasis. The broccoli in this dish delivers plenty of beta-carotene which has properties that can alleviate psoriasis.
Chicken and Apple SaladHere's a must-try salad recipe that pairs chicken with sweet grapes and crunchy apples to create a tantalizing taste sensation. Chicken, apples, and grapes rarely cause allergic reactions, so this salad is also well suited for most people with psoriasis. In addition, the apples in this salad possess strong anti-inflammatory properties which help relieve symptoms associated with a number of inflammatory diseases, including psoriasis.
Super-Nutritious Broccoli Salad with Apples and CranberriesThis highly nutritious, low glycemic salad is made of ingredients that are cram-full of psoriasis fighting nutrients such as beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, zinc, folate, and quercetin. What's more, this salad also contains some omega-3 fatty acids (provided by the broccoli). Note
Romaine and Smoked Salmon SaladRomaine lettuce and carrots provide a very good source of pro-vitamin A and vitamin C, both of which are touted as key nutrients for combating psoriasis. Salmon on the other hand has strong anti-inflammatory properties. It also contains astaxanthin, a carotenoid that is responsible for the reddish color of salmon and that can act as a potent antioxidant.
Anti-inflammatory Salmon SaladSalmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids which have anti-inflammatory effects. Salmon also contains astaxanthin, a carotenoid that is responsible for the pink color of salmon and that can act as a potent antioxidant. The psoriasis-alleviating properties of this salad are further strengthened by red onions and capers, both of which are among the best dietary sources of quercetin. Quercetin is a bioflavonoid that helps fight inflammation by inhibiting the action of phospholipase, an enzyme that generates free arachidonic acid. Arachidonic acid increases the levels of prostaglandins and leukotrienes which are potent mediators of inflammation.
Beet and Carrot Salad with GingerThis recipe pairs beets with carrots to create a powerful natural remedy for fighting psoriasis. Beets are loaded with folate, with one cup of chopped beets providing more than a third of the daily value for folate. Folate is important to people with psoriasis because a high proportion of psoriasis patients (44% according to one study) have reduced serum levels of folate. The folate deficiency frequently observed in psoriasis patients may be a result of increased utilization of this important mineral by the abnormally rapidly regenerating skin cells. The carrots in this salad provide plenty of beta-carotene and vitamin C.
Beet and Carrot SoupThis recipe combines beets and carrots to create an enticing crimson soup that is also rich in psoriasis-fighting nutrients. Beets are loaded with folate, a vitamin that is of particular importance to psoriasis patients, who typically have low serum levels of this nutrient. The carrots in this soup provide plenty of beta-carotene and vitamin C.
Omega-3 Omelet with Carrots and TomatoesThis omelet combines carrots and tomatoes, two important weapons for fighting psoriasis. One study found that people who ate the most carrots and tomatoes, along with fresh fruit and green vegetables, were much less likely to get psoriasis than people who followed a diet poor in these foods. Note: this recipe is not recommended to people whose psoriasis is linked to an allergy or sensitivity to eggs.
Omega-3 Omelet with Red Onions and CapersProvided that you are not allergic or sensitive to eggs, this omelet may be of great help if you suffer from psoriasis. Onions, particularly red onions, as well as capers are among the best natural sources of quercetin. Quercetin inhibits the action of phospholipase, an enzyme that generates free arachidonic acid. Arachidonic acid, in turn, increases the levels of prostaglandins and leukotrienes, which are potent mediators of inflammation. What's more, this omelet provides plenty of omega-3 fatty acids which also have anti-inflammatory effects.
Stir-Fried Asparagus with Quinoa NoodlesAsparagus delivers plenty of folate which many psoriasis patients are deficient in. In addition, this extraordinary member of the lily family tops the list of the foods with the highest concentration of glutathione, a 'master antioxidant' that has received a tremendous amount of attention in recent years. Antioxidants are important to psoriasis patients because of their ability to scavenge free radicals.
Barley Soup with Carrots and ParsleyProvided that you are not sensitive or allergic to gluten, barley is one of the best grains to consume if you suffer from psoriasis as it has the lowest Glycemic Index (GI) rating of all common grains. The carrots and parsley in this soup may also be helpful as both of them are loaded with beta-carotene, an important nutrient that is thought to alleviate symptoms associated with psoriasis due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
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