Gardening for Psoriasis

Gardening for Psoriasis

Grow Your Own Foods to Fight Psoriasis

Skin responds well to what you eat, but the fact is that even if you ate a pretty good diet, you’d still end up taking in with fewer nutrients than people did years ago. That’s because the food supply was different. The fruits and vegetables had more nutrients in them. Some studies estimate our food contained 33% more nutrients 40 years ago than it does now!

The key is to start eating fruits and vegetables that are heirloom, or original stock, instead of those that are genetically-engineered. If it’s genetically-engineered, you can bet that it has fewer nutrients in it. The best way to do this is to grow your own fruits and vegetables from Heirloom Seeds.

Unusual Foods for Psoriasis to Include in Your Garden

Some foods are particularly good for skin health, due to the nutrient content of the plant or the plant’s ability to detoxify your body. Some examples include these unusual melons… 

Tarwi Q’ollo Lupine – These are a ‘chic’ food of the urban wealthy and are filled with good proteins and fats. This plant is from Peru and grows at high altitudes as well as at sea level. It’s considered a pulse, and must be soaked for three to four days to prepare for eating. This plant likes the Pacific Northwest.

Kajari Melon – This is the most colorful fruit you will ever see. Its outer skin is yellow with thick irregular red stripes and thin irregular green stripes. Inside, it looks similar to a honeydew melon, and is very sweet and is full of seeds. Like other fruits, this one is a good one for detoxifying the body. Originally from India, it takes just 70 days to mature on the vine. 

Keli Kheli Melon – This fruit is also from India but is not eaten for its sweetness. It is slightly sweet and slightly acidic and is best added to green salads. This one looks amazing in the garden because it is bright red and has yellow irregular stripes on it.

Harris Model Parsnip – These are relatives of the carrot and are high in silica, which is great for the skin. They need rich and deeply worked soil. The seed takes a bit of time to germinate so if you plant radish seeds in between you’ll remember where the row is and harvest a crop of radishes while waiting for the parsnips. Rows should about a foot apart.

 In time, increasing the diversity of foods in your diet will give you great health benefits you’ll love.

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