Since we posted information about food and drinks to avoid and monitor to prevent Rosacea symptoms, we decided it was time to discuss which foods and drinks are ideal to consume to keep your skin looking stunning and Rosacea-symptom free. A 2008 Italian study of over 100 dermatology patients with Rosacea revealed that overgrowth of bad bacteria was a major contributor to Rosacea symptoms. Of the 70 percent of those Rosacea sufferers in the study whose symptoms cleared up by a change in diet, 97 percent of these individuals continued to have clear skin 9 months after the study ended simply through diet.
Food to Consume
As stated in the previous article about food to avoid and monitor, it is important to consume roughly 80 percent foods that create healthy alkaline levels and only 20 percent of foods that have acidic reactions within your system. Well, perhaps try to keep it as near as you can without stressing about it too much. This will help keep your good and bad bacteria levels in check. Alkaline-rich foods are typically those that are also anti-inflammatory, not processed, plant-based, and dense in minerals. Such foods include, but are not limited to:
- Almond Butter
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Brown Rice
- Chia Seeds
- Cool Foods
- High Fiber Content
- Leafy Greens
- Lima Beans
- Low-Sugar Fresh Fruit
- Non-Starchy Vegetables
- Nuts (minus peanuts)
- Omega-Rich Oils
- Red Onion
- Salmon (all Omega-rich foods)
Before you drastically change your diet, you should speak with your doctor to determine the best course of action for you to proceed. Everyone is different and could have different reactions. A professional will provide you with the best guidance.
Drinks to Consume
Drinks are a bit tricky when it comes to preventing the symptoms and signs of Rosacea. Because hot beverages are on the offender list alongside most alcoholic beverages and sugary drinks, you should try to stick to the following to keep your skin symptom free:
- All-Natural Juices (fruit and vegetable low in natural sugars)
- Fresh Apple Cider
- Low-Sugar Fruit Smoothies
- Mineral Water
- Non-Dairy Milk (hemp, almond, soy, coconut, etc.)
You can also use these drinks in your baking and cooking. Substitute almond milk or coconut milk in recipes, and add a touch of fresh lemon or lime juice to water in place of soda. Coconut water and cucumber water are also typically another refreshing and symptom-free alternatives.
Remember that everyone reacts differently to various foods and drinks. Be certain to closely monitor the foods and drinks that cause reactions in your skin. Just because a food or drink is on a list that may cause Rosacea signs and symptoms does not mean it will cause a reaction in you. And, remember that while monitoring your food and drinks may help to minimize symptoms in some, it does not in everyone. In fact, genetics, environmental contributors, and stress are bigger contributors to Rosacea than food and drink. So, if changing your diet does not work, look for a safe and powerful cream or serum that does work for your skin type to see a real difference.