Nutritional Advice for Rosacea

Rosacea is typically characterised by chronic redness and red flushing on cheeks around the nose and chin. The skin can become thickened, feels rough to the touch and may come out in red welts and spots.  It may be useful to avoid some commonly mentioned trigger foods;

Beneficial foods

  • Cabbages, cauliflower, sprouted broccoli, seeds, celery, kale, seaweeds
  • Antioxidant rich brightly coloured fruits and vegetables
  • Raw foods and vegetable juices for a healthy digestive system
  • Pineapples and papaya are good sources of digestive enzymes
  • Brown rice, lentils, beans, dates, wheat germ, beets, green vegetables like spinach, almonds and sunflower seeds (all good sources of B vitamins)
  • Oily fish (anchovies, carp, herring, mackerel, pilchards, salmon, sardines, sprats, trout, tuna (fresh), whitebait and shellfish)
  • Chia, flaxseeds and hemp seeds are good sources of vegetarian Omega 3 oils
  • Drink a cup of hot water and lemon first thing in the morning and last thing at night to help alkalise the system.

Common triggers

  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Some dairy products
  • Pork
  • Spicy foods
  • Food intolerances
  • Poor digestion
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Stress
  • Sluggish liver and lymphatic function
  • Lack of digestive enzymes
  • Hereditary predisposition
  • Bright sunlight