It is time to talk about Vitiligo Diet today.
If you have read our Vitiligo Cure Information article you would have noticed that over there we have mentioned the fact that your diet can control your Vitiligo.
But before we begin, let me inform you this, there is no recommended “Vitiligo Diet” as such.
The Vitiligo diet suggestions given in this article and on many other articles which you can find on the internet are based on consensus amongst people. You need to consult your doctor before you act on any of the advice given on the internet, unless of-course it is coming from a doctor himself.
However, since just changing the diet is not going to have major side-effect on your health, you can consider the below Vitiligo diet.
Vitiligo Diet – Food Items to Avoid
Following is the list of food items which you may want to consider avoiding in your diet.
These are the food items which are generally suggested by many people for controlling Vitiligo.
- Custard Apple,
- Cashew nuts,
- Water melon and
- Red Sorrel,
- Lemon ,
- Tamarind and
- Curd and
Non-Vegetarian Food Items
- Red Meat and
Other Food Items
- Junk Food,
- Soda bi carb,
- Carbonated Drinks and
- Oily and spicy food items like Pickles
Vitiligo Diet – Food Items to Intake
Following is the list of food items which you should consider adding to your diet.
This list also again complied on the basis of recommendations given by people looking to cure Vitiligo.
- Beet Root,
- French Beans,
- Ridge and Bitter Gourd,
- Drumsticks and
- Dates and
Other Food Items
- Pure Ghee,
- Red Pepper,
- Bengal Gram,
- Pistachio Nut,
- Potato and
Other Considerations for Vitiligo Diet
Other than the above food items, there are 2 more things that you should take under consideration while planning for your diet.
- Food Allergies
While thinking of planning for Vitiligo diet, you should also think of food allergies.
People all over the world develop food allergies all the time. The allergies alone might not be as harmful but they can accelerate your Vitiligo.
Minor allergies to things like gluten, cocoa etc. can make your Vitiligo worse.
A simple diagnostic test can help you figure out the extent of your allergies and how your body reacts to different food items.
Food allergies do tend to go away quickly. And once they are gone, your Vitiligo should come under control.
Another consideration while planning for your Vitiligo diet is the amount of antioxidants you intake daily.
Antioxidants help your body to disable free radicals.
Eating fresh fruits and vegetables on a daily basis can help you get the highest amount of antioxidants.
Avoid eating processed or grilled foods. These are usually full of chemicals which will reduce the levels of antioxidants in your body.
For any Vitiligo diet to work properly, you need to keep an eye on:
- What you eat through the day?
- How frequently do you tend eat specific types of food?
It is always better to keep your diet natural.
Even after following a Vitiligo diet, there is no guarantee that your Vitiligo will get cured. But at least you will be confident that it will not get worse because of what you are eating.
Just remember that you don’t have to spend tons of money to plan your Vitiligo diet.
Just getting into the habit of eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables will help.
In the next article we will talk about Protopic Vitiligo treatment.