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4 Diet Restrictions For Vitiligo

4 diet restrictions for vitiligoThe hot summer is coming, the first health care vitiligo patients will bring in mind is to prevent intense sunlight. Vitiligo patients need receive the treatment actively and also need to pay enough attention to their diet. There are five diet restrictions for vitiligo patients.

1. Wine and seafood.

There are many cases of vitiligo onset and expand related with the intake of too much seafood and wines. Often the patient’s vitiligo onset after over drink wines or eat seafood for about one week. Some outpatients can obviously pointed out the causal relationship of drink wine and eat seafood. Some patients said every time they drink wines or eat seafood, their vitiligo will expand. The vitiligo patients work on the career hard to abstain the wines and cigarettes will find their vitiligo hard to control. It might related with the wine might influence the nerve endocrine function and damage the livers and further influence the protein and zinc absorb and intake. As for the seafood, it might related with the seafood might cause the allergic reaction to the vitiligo patients and cause their immunity function disorder. But there are few cases in the clinic indicates that the vitiligo onset related with eating too much mutton.

2. Over intake the foods rich in VC.

VC is the restoring agent, it participate into the tyrosine metabolism and can inhibit the dopa oxidation, it can restore the formed melanin in the skin into some colorless substances and decrease the melanin formation in the skin. The VC widely exist in the fruits, vegetables and some leaves of plants. There are fruits rich in vitamin C such as melon, grapefruits, pawpaw, strawberries, citrus, watermelons, sour dates and etc. The fruit juices strengthen the VC includes the grapefruit juice and orange juice. There are some vegetables rich in VC such as asparagus, cauliflower, cabbages, leaf mustard, peppers, sweet potatoes, tomatoes and etc. Generally speaking, the fruits or vegetables with sour flavor all rich in VC.

We stress the diet control for some foods with high VC content such as citrus, tomatoes, but in the outpatient cases collecting, there are few case of intake too much foods rich in VC cause the vitiligo onset or expand, the more cases related with the intake of medication VC, such as long term intake health care fruit flavor VC or intake too much orally intake or injection medicines contains VC. There also some hospital prescribe some medicines to vitiligo patients rich in VC cause their vitiligo changed from localized vitiligo to generalized vitiligo.

3. Foods rich in phenol substances.

There are some plant foods such as coffee, vegetables and fruits rich in phenol have cytotoxicity effects to their melanocyte.

4. Decrease the intake of foods rich in glutathione.

In recent years, the scientists found the long term lack of glutathione in the diet can decrease the tyrosinase activity of their body. There are some foods rich in glutathione such as onion, garlic, tomato, mutton, fish, shrimp, pepper and etc.

The blood and vitiligo site of some patients lack of some trace elements which cause their tyrosinase activity decreased and influence their melanin synthesis and metabolism. So vitiligo patients had better eat more foods rich in copper, zinc, iron and etc to increase their tyrosinase activity and accelerate their melanin synthesis.


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