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Diet For Vitiligo!

Dr. Shailender Dhawan 94% (3381 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad  •  28 years experience
Diet For Vitiligo!

Vitiligo is a disease that causes the loss of skin shading and colour in patches. The degree and rate of colour loss from vitiligo cannot be determined. It can influence any part of the skin on your body. It might also influence one’s hair, inside of the mouth and even the eyes.

Ordinarily, the shade of one’s hair, skin and eyes is measured by melanin. Vitiligo happens when the cells that create melanin quit working or die. Vitiligo influences individuals of all skin types; however, it might be more common in individuals with a darker skin. The condition is not contagious or life threatening.

Numerous medicines may be used to restore the skin shading or level out the skin tone. A few medicines might have some serious side effects on some people. So your specialist may propose that you first try to improve your skin by applying self-tanning products or make-up. Here is the diet for Vitiligo Treatment:

It has been confirmed through research that a large number of vitiligo cases are a result of deficiency of folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin 312, zinc, and copper. Vitiligo can, therefore, also be treated through some easy alterations in your diet. Try to include celery in your diet. Celery is filled with psoralen, which increases the skin’s ability of reacting naturally to sunlight.

Enrich your diet with antioxidants rich foods like:

  • beans
  • berries
  • apples
  • carrots
  • grapes
  • potatoes
  • spinach

Fill your diet with foods carrying rich content of folic acid. These foods include:

  • green leafy vegetables
  • broccoli
  • asparagus
  • peas
  • beans
  • nuts and seeds
  • pumpkin
  • cauliflower
  • avocado
  • citrus fruits (Vitamin C)
  • celery
  • carrots
  • beets
  • Avoid taking dairy products, fat foods, red meat, smoking and alcohol. Sun exposure, instead of artificial UV Rays, is more helpful in gaining new pigmentation for vitiligo patients.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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