The ‘5 a day’ message is generally recommended to help you increase your intake of antioxidants and fibre, so eating high sugar fruits such as pineapple doesn’t quite cut it when trying to follow a low sugar diet. There is nothing wrong with the odd serving of high sugar fruits as they do provide a great range of antioxidants, however if you suffer from psoriasis, you may benefit more from eating mostly lower sugar fruits. Sugar, even in its natural form can cause bloating and inflammation in some individuals.
Fruits grown in hot climates generally have the highest sugar content, as the heat causes the fruits to ripen faster. Exotic fruits including mango, banana, pineapple are particularly high in sugar. Lower sugar fruits include blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, rhubarb, apples and pears. Berries are particularly beneficial for psoriasis as not only are the naturally very low in sugar, they are also bursting with vitamin C, great for supporting healthy skin. Don’t be scared about increasing your fruit consumption, as long as you choose your low sugar fruits wisely! 1-2 portions of low sugar fruits is perfect each day.