Anti-inflammatory Breakfast Ideas (To Improve Your Psoriasis Symptoms)
Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin disease that leads back to our own body's autoimmune response. Our skin becomes confused, inflammation arises, and skin cells are produced at a quick speed - resulting in painful, dreadfully itchy skin.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!
Keeping a check on inflammation is one part of psoriasis management and can be curbed by the foods we ingest. Why not start with the most important meal of the day? Breakfast is my favorite meal, and I can be selective in the foods I choose to start my day.
I'm excited to share with you a few of my favorite go-to anti-inflammatory breakfast options.
A warm bowl of oatmeal
It is oh so very yummy. If it gets served to me in bed? The morning gets extra shiny for me. But most of the time, it is me making my breakfast while running around every corner to get things done before starting my day.
I usually prefer a mildly hot bowl of oatmeal cereal because I like its aroma. To make it to perfection, I add walnuts or dried berries for that extra flavor.
Greek yogurt is delicious
Flavored low-fat Greek yogurt is easy, quick, and delicious too. I occasionally add blueberries or strawberries and finish this delectable probiotic like a kid happily done with their breakfast.
Having low-fat yogurt also helps me on the days my abdomen is out of order due to any indigestion. It helps me get back my body and regularity back in order.
Save an egg, crack a smile
On the days when I wake up early enough to prepare a proper breakfast, I make myself eggs scrambled with onion, tomatoes, pepper, and spinach. This is the kind of breakfast when I am in no hurry and properly dine to have a luxurious breakfast with a cup of freshly squeezed juice.
It is yummy, high in antioxidants, protein, and fiber portion and caters well to my taste buds.
A smoothie is sometimes the answer
On the days when I am struggling and my skin is particularly painful, I make myself a smoothie. I shuffle between blueberry smoothies mixed with chia seeds, or I make myself a green smoothie if I'm desperate for some skin clearance.
It honestly works like a wonder. Cleans my digestive tract, clears up my skin, and also treats stomach or intestinal burning. So, it’s a good-to-go option when you need to just eat something right.
Some days, when I am in too much of a hurry and need to get myself something that I can carry along or eat while walking down the street, I grab fresh fruit, either a banana or an apple, to kick-start my day. Fresh fruits are a good source of minerals, vitamins, potassium, and fiber.
So if you are also running out of time, do not step out of your house on empty stomach. Get fruit and eat it while you are sitting on your way to yet another doctor’s appointment or wherever. An empty stomach is not even an option for me on any given day.
Making anti-inflammatory recipes work for you!
All of these options work well for me to keep my psoriasis at bay, or if I find myself flaring, it helps to cool down my body and all that inflammation. It can help you too.
Variety can help us stay on track, and it's okay to fall off the wagon every now and then. You can pick right up and revisit these options and even customize them according to your needs, likes, or dislikes.
Do you get frustrated with your psoriasis treatment plan?