A Brief on Vitiligo

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You must have seen people who have difference in their skin color. Some part of the skin is black and some part is white. This disease is called vitiligo. It is generally caused due to a sudden attack during the autoimmune condition which destroys the immune system and few body cells within the body. People at the age of 40 have high tendency to face this problem while half of them develop before 20 years of age.

Symptoms of vitiligo

  • The pigment cells of the skin and melanocytes get destroyed in certain areas.
  • You can also see loss of skin color due to depigmentation or white patches on any skin area.
  • It might affect the whole body or sometimes a small part of the body.
  • It can be heredity or genetic too.

Some food items to avoid during vitiligo

There are many food items which are restricted to eat for a vitiligo patient. Some of them are:


  • Custard Apple
  • Cashew Nuts
  • Melon
  • Watermelon
  • Guava
  • Orange
  • Gooseberry
  • Prunes


  • Lemon
  • Papaya
  • Parsley
  • Red Sorrel
  • Brinjal
  • Tomato
  • Tamarind
  • Garlic

Other Foods

  • Fish
  • Curd
  • Buttermilk
  • Milk
  • Beef
  • Red Meat
  • Chocolates
  • Oily & spicy food items
  • Carbonated Drinks
  • Soda bi crab
  • Junk Food
  • Coffee

Food items that a vitiligo patient can eat


  • Papaya
  • Apricot
  • Grapes
  • Mangoes
  • Dates
  • Walnuts


  • Spinach
  • Carrot
  • French Beans
  • Fenugreek
  • Beet Root
  • Onion
  • Drumsticks
  • Ridge & Bitter Gourd

Other Foods

  • Pistachio Nuts
  • Jaggery
  • Pure Ghee
  • Bengal Gram
  • Wheat
  • Red Pepper
  • Almond
  • Chilies
  • Potatoes

So here are the things you should eat and avoid so that it will be better for your vitiligo.