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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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• Vitiligo is a chronic skin condition marked by white depigmented

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

the skin.

• Any skin condition is treated better and faster if proper diet is

observed during the treatment. Vitiligo is also not an exception.


Following points should be kept in mind as

far as diet is concerned in vitiligo


Increase intake of foods containing

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.

vit B12:

B12: Dairy products like skimmed milk, curd


Increase intake of omega 3 fatty acids:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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

patients. Spinach

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

consumed more.


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

the vitiligo.


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.