Foods that trigger circulation and cause symptoms include hot foods or drinks, spicy foods, and spices like black pepper, red pepper flakes, and vinegar. Some fruits and vegetables can also trigger side effects. Tomatoes, bananas, raisins, figs, and citrus fruits should be avoided. Vegetables like avocados, spinach, eggplant, or beans that come in pods like peas should not be consumed. Dairy products play a large roll in flare ups. Yogurts, sour cream, and some cheeses are more commonly known as flushing foods. Some patients reported outbreaks after other foods like artificial sweeteners, lobster, food colorings, and even chocolate. Everyone is different, so discovering which foods affect the individual is important.
The higher intake of carbohydrates we ingest, the higher our body fat becomes. As our bodies become heavier, we become warmer and symptoms of Rosacea begin to flare. The goal is to reduce the amount of calories taken in so our body doesnâ€™t have to burn them as much. Foods that are good for Rosacea are whole grains, nuts, fresh vegetables and vegetables (other than the ones mentioned above). Fruits like blackberries, blueberries, and cherries are vascular constrictors and assist in reducing the redness. Tofu is a wonderful protein and is recommended over red meat. Water is the most important factor to the Rosacea diet. Keeping the body temperature down is the key. The correct diet can minimize symptoms and improve the quality of life for anyone.