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The perfect “rosacea diet” is one that makes you feel great, is easy to follow and includes foods that you love.
That may seem generic, but it is important to find out what works for you. This often involves some trial and error. If you are looking for a strict rosacea diet including a full of lists of foods you can’t eat – you can visit a dermatologist & nutritionist. This article offers a basic guide to isolating your individual triggers for rosacea. The rosacea treatment that works for you may not work for someone else.
Rosacea Dietary Triggers
There is little evidence to support the restriction of certain food groups to minimize rosacea flare-ups. However, if you suspect certain foods are causing a flare-up for you, the best thing to do is to keep a food journal. List exactly what you've eaten and when, and note any exacerbation of symptoms you notice throughout the week. If a trend emerges, you can try cutting out the suspected food to see if there is improvement.
However, listening to your body is critical: few (if any) of these foods may be affecting your rosacea. There is limited evidence that dietary strategies help reduce rosacea flare-ups. Suspected trigger foods are commonly scrutinized when a flare up occurs, but evidence is still lacking to prove that there is any effect.
Rosacea Diet and Probiotics
Let’s talk bacteria! We love probiotics: kefir, yogurt, kimchi, sauerkraut, tempeh, etc. – we love them all. And, it just so happens, that there is preliminary evidence to suggest that probiotics may play a role in reducing rosacea symptoms. While more research needs to be done in this area before we can truly determine if probiotics are helpful, we recommend trying to consume food sources of probiotics each day. Probiotic foods are part of a healthy rosacea diet. Give them a try!