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Vitiligo Diet Chart

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Vitiligo diet – What to eat and avoid

Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease and a healthy immune system can prevent white patches. Some of the diets include boosting the immune system with foods rich in phytochemicals, antioxidants, and beta-carotene that can slow down disease progression. Meanwhile, say no to citrus fruits and turmeric. Apart from that, avoid lemon, fish, meat, orange, brinjal, curd, and alcohol because they can negatively impact your skin if you are suffering from Vitiligo.

Ayurvedic treatment for Vitiligo is based on immunity boosting and patients need to follow some food restriction and a diet chart. Because wrong food combinations can disturb your immune system, so patients are required to follow some food restrictions for proper vitiligo treatment.

Restrictions

Lemon, fish, meat, orange, brinjal, curd, alcohol, tomato, pickle, grapes, fish and red meat and carbonated drinks are strictly restricted.

Limited Consumption

Amla, junk food, Chicken, egg, dairy Products, Ice cream and chocolate should not be taken regularly.

Recommended

Green leafy vegetable, beetroot, carrot, radish, milk, dates, figs, chickpeas and copper infused water are very helpful in Vitiligo

What is the role of Minerals, Phenols and free Radicals in Vitiligo?

  • Phenols are found in many fruits, foods and man-made products.
  • There are fruits such as strawberries, black berries, mango, citrus fruits, cashews which are rich in Phenols. When these fruits are taken in excess they react in body and trigger vitiligo. This has been proved in a clinical study.
  • Turmeric was known from ages to be used for colour fairness that means it can cause depigmentation or colour loss in vitiligo patients.
  • Free Radicals are produced in body due to stress, constipation and with normal wear and tear of body and normal chemical reactions in body. These free radicals if produced in excess can trigger vitiligo.
  • Ashwagandha and Omega-3 Fatty acids are helpful to clear free radicals from body .Their use can help in speedy recovery of white patches.
  • Minerals and vitamins have been found to be helpful in many studies in vitiligo patients.
  • Apple, Radish and carrot are rich in nutrients and are thus helpful in vitiligo patients.
  • Crimini Mushrooms ( Agaricus bisporus) are coffee coloured mushrooms which are rich in Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5 and Copper and are found to be helpful in vitiligo patients.