(CNN) – Psoriasis, it’s frustrating to sufferers and medical researchers alike. Sufferers have skin then that multiply much more rapidly than normal and cause red plaques covered in white scales.
According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, about two to three percent of the population suffers from the skin disease. Registered dietitians say a better diet can help with the condition.
Here’s the foods they say psoriasis patients should avoid:
- Highly processed foods
- Foods with high amounts of sugar, especially added sugars
- Foods with heavy amounts of processed fats
For dietitians, if you’re taking away foods from someone’s diet for psoriasis make sure you’re putting whole quality foods in its place.
For example if you’re cutting back or eliminating dairy from your diet replace it with calcium rich non-processed foods like almonds or green veggies.
By following tips like this dietitians think life could be a little easier for those who have psoriasis.