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What things can I eat to help to ease my psoriatic arthritis pain?

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These tips will help you stick with a healthy diet:

  • Load your plate with fruit, vegetables, and whole grains. Avoid potatoes, tomatoes, and peppers, as they increase swelling.
  • Eat only lean meats and poultry, and lots of fish.
  • Choose healthy proteins, like beans and nuts.
  • Limit alcohol.
  • Say “no” to refined sugar and processed foods.
  • Use low-fat or fat-free dairy products.
  • Keep track of salt usage and cholesterol.

SOURCES:

The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology: “Epidemiology of psoriatic arthritis in the population of the United States”

Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, The Eular Jounal: “Obesity is associated with a lower probability of achieving sustained minimal disease activity state among patients with psoriatic arthritis”

Arthritis Foundation: “How Overweight and Obesity Affect Psoriatic Arthritis,” “Psoriatic Arthritis Treatments.”

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Diet and Nutrition.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “What Are the Health Risks of Overweight and Obesity?”

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Anti-Inflammatory Diet."

American College of Rheumatology: “Psoriatic Arthritis.”

Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center: “Psoriatic Arthritis Treatment.”

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Living With Psoriatic Arthritis,” “Stress and psoriatic disease,” “Herbs/Natural Remedies,” “Alternative Therapies.”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on October 7, 2020

SOURCES:

The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology: “Epidemiology of psoriatic arthritis in the population of the United States”

Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, The Eular Jounal: “Obesity is associated with a lower probability of achieving sustained minimal disease activity state among patients with psoriatic arthritis”

Arthritis Foundation: “How Overweight and Obesity Affect Psoriatic Arthritis,” “Psoriatic Arthritis Treatments.”

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Diet and Nutrition.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “What Are the Health Risks of Overweight and Obesity?”

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Anti-Inflammatory Diet."

American College of Rheumatology: “Psoriatic Arthritis.”

Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center: “Psoriatic Arthritis Treatment.”

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Living With Psoriatic Arthritis,” “Stress and psoriatic disease,” “Herbs/Natural Remedies,” “Alternative Therapies.”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on October 7, 2020

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