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. French scientists from Hopital Mondor in Creteil came to this conclusion.
Specialists analyzed the health information of more than 35 thousand volunteers, of which more than 3 thousand suffered from psoriasis, and a third of them were in very serious form. According to observations, patients who used products from the list of the Mediterranean diet were much less likely to see a doctor because of exacerbation of psoriasis, and also had milder symptoms of the disease.
Fans of the Mediterranean diet consume large amounts of vegetable monounsaturated fats, antioxidants and polyphenols, which are part of fruits and vegetables, as well as fiber. In addition, this diet involves the limited use of dairy products, alcohol and meat. Previous studies have shown that among lovers of such nutrition, severe forms of psoriasis are noted 22% less often.
Experts believe that this type of nutrition reduces the level of the inflammatory process in the body, and it is this fact that helps reduce the severity of the manifestations of psoriasis.