Kim Kardashian Discusses How a Plant-Based Diet Helped Her Psoriasis


Kim Kardashian.
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Doing what is best for her health. Since being diagnosed with the condition, it has been more than a decade. Kim KardashianWe talked about how her plant based diet can help with her autoimmune condition.

“I can’t exactly remember how I got into plant-based, but I know I watched documentaries during quarantine that made me want to try again,” Kim, 41, said in an interview for sister Kourtney Kardashian‘s PooshLifestyle blog, Thursday, August 25.

The Skims founder noted that her favorite food has become vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free tacos, adding, “I eat them at least once a week.”

According to Kim, it isn’t always easy to stick to a plant-based diet if she visits a restaurant with no vegan options. “I just do my best to stay as plant-based as possible, unless it’s a treat day,” she said before revealing her favorite cheat meal. “Pizza, for sure. And if I’m in the mood for something sweet, I love doughnuts.”

The reality TV star also mentioned sea moss smoothies as a way to improve her skin condition.

“The sea moss smoothies are great because they’re very anti-inflammatory. I try to eat as many anti-inflammatory and antioxidant foods as possible,” Kim wrote, explaining how she has benefited from the diet. “It’s made me more mindful about how what I put in my body affects me, not just psoriasis but also my mood, my stress levels, my energy, everything.”

Kim, who has been open about her psoriatic disease, also offered advice for people who may find it difficult. “I’ve found that putting ointment or cream on the bad areas and then wrapping them in Saran Wrap helps. But obviously, that can only be done in certain areas,” she continued. “You have to get to a place where you just feel comfortable and own it. Be able to realize it’s a part of you.”

The KKW Beauty founder has previously used her older sister’s blog to address the ups and downs of her psoriasis journey. “I’ve become extremely comfortable with my psoriasis,” she wrote for Poosh2018. “No matter where it is on my body, sometimes I am fine with showing it off and other times I don’t want it to be a distraction, so I cover it up with body makeup.”

She continued: “If you have psoriasis, you can’t let it ruin your life or get the best of you. You must do your best to ensure you are comfortable, but not allow it to take over. … With all the stress in life, I try to make sure I take time for myself so that I am centered and keep my stress to a minimum.”