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3 Foods Prohibitions For Vitiligo Patients

3 diet prohibitions for vitiligo patientsVitiligo is a pigment loss skin disease. There are several food prohibitions for vitiligo patients.

1. Vitiligo patients should avoid intake too much vitamin C.

Vitamin C is reducing agent, it participate in the tyrosinase metabolism and inhibit the dopa oxidation and reduce the melanin pigment formed in the skin into colorless substances and water solouble gum like substances and decrease the melanin formation.

Vitamin C widely exist in the fruits, vegetables and some leaves of the plants. The fruits rich in vitamin C includes melons, grapefruits, pawpaws, strawberries, citrus, oranges, watermelons, sour dates and etc. The fruit juices rich in vitamin C includes grapefruit juice, orange juice. Some fruit juice strengthen the vitamin C such as apple juice, sour fruit juice and grape juice. The vegetables rich in vitamin C includes asparagus, broccoli, cabbages, mustard leaf, peppers, sweet potatoes, potatoes, tomatoes and tomato juice.

Generally speaking, the fruits and vegetables with sour flavor generally all rich in vitamin C. What we mention is the vitiligo patients should limit the intake of vitamin C intake in the fruits rich in vitamin C such as tomatoes, citrus and etc. But in the collection of the outpatient vitiligo onset history, there are few vitiligo patients got vitiligo or their vitiligo expand after eat too much foods rich in vitamin C. More vitiligo patients got vitiligo because of intake the medication vitamin C or intake too much fruit flavor medication vitamin C. There are some hospital prescribe some medicines to vitiligo patients and induce their localized vitiligo changed into sporadic vitiligo.

2. Avoid eating too much seafood.

There are many patients got vitiligo or their vitiligo expand because of eating too much seafood and drink too much wine. Generally speaking, over drinking and eating too much seafood about one week will induce the vitiligo. Some outpatients can clearly point out the causal relationship between their vitiligo onset and drink wines and eat seafood. Some vitiligo patients said every time they eat seafood or drink wine, their vitiligo will expand. Part of the patients reflect that their vitiligo sites feel itch every time they drink wine. Some patients work on catering service industry found their vitiligo expand are hard to control.

The wine and seafood cause the vitiligo might related with the wine can influence the nerve endocrine function, damage the liver and internal organs, influence the protein and zinc absorption. As for the seafood, it can induce the allergic reaction and cause the immunity disorder. But we sea very less case in the clinic cause the vitiligo because of eat mutton.

3. Foods contains phenol.

There are many foods like coffee, vegetables, fruits contains a large amount of phenol, it have cytotoxic effects to the melanin pigment. So we found many patients have diet bias or have overweight problem, their vitiligo often hard to control.

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