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How does diet help ease 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. (You should check with your doctor anyway to make sure that nightcap or occasional beer isn’t affecting the medications you already take.)
  • Say “no” to refined sugar and processed foods, especially those that are high in fats.
  • Go low-fat or fat-free with dairy products.
  • Keep track of your cholesterol and how much salt you eat.

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 Jennifer Robinson on October 17, 2018

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 Jennifer Robinson on October 17, 2018

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