While there isn’t a universally acknowledged diet for rosacea, avoiding foods that trigger redness, facial flushing and inflammation, might be a good recipe for rosacea. By discovering which foods personally trigger your rosacea, you can eliminate them from your diet and help to reduce facial redness and other symptoms associated with this condition.
Facial flushing caused by dilating blood vessels can become increased by consuming certain foods. According to the International Rosacea Foundation, high calorie carbohydrate foods, including: pizza, pasta, bread and sugar, are common triggers.
Other Food & Beverages Triggers
- Dairy Foods: Dairy, in particularly, high fat dairy foods, are inflammatory and may cause a worsening of rosacea symptoms. It may benefit you to remove dairy, including: sour cream, cheese, whole milk and yogurt from your diet. Cottage cheese is not a troublesome food.
- Spicy Foods: Meat marinades, vinegar, buffalo sauces, hot sauces, chili peppers and other hot spices are examples of spicy foods that can contribute to red face flares.
- Hot Beverages: Warmer temperatures can lead to dilating blood vessels, that in turn, release heat and causes facial redness and flushing. Avoid hot drinks, including: coffee, hot chocolate, tea and hot apple cider.
Another rosacea culprit, is alcoholic beverages. Red wine is a classic trigger of unwanted facial redness and flushing.
While you should avoid obvious triggers, don’t completely deprive yourself. With all the successful treatments we have for rosacea, it is alright to enjoy a glass of wine or piece of cheese once and awhile.
The ideal foods for a rosacea diet, will include any anti-inflammatory foods and the traditional healthy options of fresh fruit and vegetables. Anti-inflammatory foods, reduce inflammation, redness, heat and other swelling. Omega- 3 fatty acids, are found in a plethora of foods and hold anti-inflammatory properties.
Foods to Include in Your Diet
- Fatty Fishes: Fish is packed with omega-3 fatty acids. Some fish to consider, includes: salmon, white albacore tuna, mackerel, lake trout, sardines and anchovies.
- Nuts: Walnuts are an excellent source of omega-3’s. Almonds and pistachios are healthy additions to your diet, as well.
- Whole Grains: Whole grains such as oatmeal and brown rice, can add benefit to your diet. However, if you have a gluten intolerance (commonly associated with Celiac disease), this would not be a viable option for your specific diet.
- Berries: Berries, especially blueberries, are packed full of antioxidants and contribute to healthy skin and organs. In addition, they help fight any sun damage your skin may be experiencing.
While there is not a specific diet designated for the treatment of rosacea, many people experience a relief in their symptoms by making the dietary changes outlined in the article above. Another important part of treatment, is a proper moisturizing routine that will help you to get your symptoms under control. If you have any questions concerning rosacea and viable treatment options for your condition, please visit our community forum and ask away! I will be delighted to connect with you over there and provide the best answer I can for your inquiries.
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