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The role of diet in vitiligo is very important, increase intake of vitamin b12, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin D and eat a vegetarian diet. Read more on what vitiligo patients should avoid in Vitiligo.
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patches that develop and enlarge in certain section of the skin.
Formation of these patches is associated with destruction of pigment
called melanin. This pigment melanin is responsible for giving color to
• Any skin condition is treated better and faster if proper diet is
observed during the treatment. Vitiligo is also not an exception.
far as diet is concerned in vitiligo
Increase intake of foods containing vit
and sprouted beans are also a good source of Vit B12. So patients of vitiligo should
consume above items more.
B12: Dairy products like skimmed milk, curd
Increase intake of omega 3 fatty acids: Omega 3 fatty acids are very important in
terms of skin nutrition. One should include flax seed, flax seeds oil, walnut, chia
Avoid junk foods: Studies have shown that children who have habit of eating a lot of
junk are at a high risk of developing vitiligo. Also a lot of intake of chocolates,
cheese, coffee is also not good for patients with vitiligo.
Vitamin D: Include Vitamin D in the diet. So increase intake of milk and soymilk in the
diet. Best and free source of Vitamin D is the sunlight. One should make a habit of
sitting and exposing the vitiligo affected part to the sunlight.
Whole grains: Eating whole grains have a great benefit as they contain lots of fibers,
they free the body from toxins. Grains like oats
Oats are having high content of Vitamin E which is known to boost skin health.
oats be taken in a large amount in vitiligo.
As far as possible opt for vegetarian diet: Avoiding non-veg foods and starting
with pure vegetarian diet
pure vegetarian diet offers a great benefit to the vitiligo
Spinach and Garlic
Garlic have more benefits. Spinach is known to repair skin
damage and garlic is a good source of natural antibiotic. So These two should be
suffering from vitiligo
Avoid sour fruits like oranges, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries etc
Beef, red meat etc. should also be avoided. Because they are very heavy to digest
and if not digested well they can form toxins in the body. Which in turn aggravate
Pickles, spicy food, preservative added foods, soft drinks, carbonated drinks etc. play
havoc with the health in vitiligo and they aggravate the condition. So these items are
a big no in vitiligo.
Foods with added artificial colors and flavors are also to be avoided in vitiligo.