Diet for Rosacea

While following a diet for rosacea, it is important to avoid acid producing and high carbohydrate foods that can cause inflammation. In fact, it is advisable to eat foods high in omega 3 fatty acids such as mackerel, salmon, sardines, herring, halibut, flax seed oil, and even flaxseeds. Certain fruits like cherries, blackberries, and blueberries are very helpful for people suffering from rosacea because they help in reducing the size of the enlarged blood vessels. Some of the foods that are beneficial in the treatment of rosacea include whole grains, seeds, nuts, tofu, and lean meats like turkey, fish, and chicken. It is advisable to avoid spicy foods, pickled and fermented foods, alcoholic beverages, refined foods, cheese, caffeinated drinks, preservatives, artificial sweeteners, and red meat.

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