Three Food Groups To Avoid For Rosacea Patients

By Shivam B

Rosacea is a skin disorder characterized by noticeable redness and inflammation of the forehead, cheeks, and nose. Over 16 million people in the USA suffer from this chronic disorder whose symptoms appear in waves. As such, the inflammation recedes and flares at irregular intervals. So, managing this disease is mostly about expanding the gap between recurrences, and your diet has a major role to play in this regard. With that being said, here’s the food to stay away from.

Highly acidic veggies 

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You need to watch your intake of tomatoes, onions, and citrus fruits if you have rosacea. The highly acidic nature of these veggies impedes the key cellular mechanisms of detoxification and repair. Thus, it gets difficult for your skin barrier to repair itself and keep inflammation at bay. 

Refined sugars 

Some of the items that are rich in concentrated sugar are candy, soda, artificial fruit juices, cookies, crackers, and chips. These contain simple carbs that trigger the release of increased insulin, which makes your inflammatory hormones, like prostaglandins, extra-active.

Spicy food 

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Hot sauces, tabasco sauce, jalapenos, and chili peppers are all bad ideas if you have rosacea. Such spicy food has capsaicin as the common ingredient, which is responsible for the heat you taste. It is a form of irritant that damages the receptors in the skin and makes it look red and feel hot. If you truly want to add some spices to your dishes, opt for more soothing options like turmeric, fennel, coriander, and cardamom.