In many diseases, doctors assign diets not the least place in the list of recommendations for treatment, and sometimes nutrition is one of the main lines of therapy. In most diseases, the goal of the diet is clear, but with such a disease as seborrheic dermatitis, far from everything is understandable. The cause of the disease is not fully elucidated, and the factors predisposing to the onset or exacerbation of the inflammatory process on the skin are not always obvious even to a specialist.
What foods need to be excluded from the diet?
Since there is an increased production of sebum in seborrheic dermatitis, it is necessary to eliminate products that enhance this process. These foods include all foods with:
- flavor enhancers,
- spices, spices
- everything is spicy
- pickled foods
- salty dishes.
In the same list should include pastries, sweets, convenience foods and, of course, fast food, all kinds of snacks (chips, crackers, snacks, etc.). Have to give up fatty foods and alcohol.
Such products can not only affect the production of sebum by the glands, but also have a negative effect on the digestion process and “clog up” the body, so the rejection of them will help solve several problems at once.
Restrict the diet, and it is better to completely remove from the diet, and you need foods that are considered potential allergens. These include:
Should limit – especially for people suffering from obesity – carbohydrate foods (pasta, fresh bread, pastries, pastries, sugar).
What can you eat with seborrheic dermatitis?
Many people think that they will have to remove everything tasty (though not healthy) from the diet, and the menu will become monotonous, but in fact it is not. If you wish, you can eat not only healthy, but also tasty.
Dairy products must be included in the diet of people suffering from skin diseases. They will help to improve the digestion, as well as enrich the body with nutrients and trace elements. It is recommended to choose products with low fat content, enriched with bifidobacteria and lactobacilli, not containing sweet additives, dyes and preservatives. Usually such products have not very long shelf life.
Vegetables, greens, fruits – an indispensable source of vitamins, trace elements, fiber and other substances needed by each person. Vitamins help to improve the regenerative processes in tissues, strengthen the immune system, which is very important for seborrheic dermatitis. A sufficient amount of vegetables in the diet also favorably affects the work of the digestive system.
For the normalization of metabolic processes, as well as a “building material” for the body, protein is necessary, and more than half of the proteins from food must be of animal origin. It is recommended to eat lean meat, fish, and eggs (no more than 1-2 per day). We should not forget about seafood (provided that they are not allergic), such as squid, shrimp, mussels, oysters, and sea kale. These products contain a large number of trace elements, including zinc, which is necessary for the normalization of the skin glands.
For the improvement of digestion processes it is useful to introduce bran, cereals, and cereals into the diet, oatmeal and buckwheat are especially useful. Also, we should not forget about vegetable oils containing polyunsaturated fatty acids and vitamins A and E, which have a beneficial effect on the skin. They should not be overused because of their high fat content, but 1–2 tablespoons of olive, flaxseed or grapeseed oil added to vegetable salad will bring only benefit.
People suffering from seborrheic dermatitis, special attention should be paid not only to the volume of drunk fluids, but also its quality. Every day should be consumed at least