So often times with rosacea one must focus on all the things you need to avoid, what not to eat or drink. But there are so many things that are rosacea compatible. Relaxing at the end of the day and watching the sunset, a walk with your dog, and a lot of food treats. Green teas, as well as oolong and white blended teas help fight inflammation and also possess antioxidant properties. So a tall glass of ice tea is always a refreshing way to reduce redness and swelling.
Replace regular cooking and salad oils with extra virgin olive oil. This unrefined version of olive oil contains oleocanthol, a substance that inhibits the inflammation process of the COX-1 and Cox-2 enzymes in the body. The interference of these enzymes works to block inflammation in a manner similar to ibuprofen.
Fish such as tuna, halibut, salmon, chinook, scallops, cod, snapper and sardines are high in Omega-3’s. One to two servings a week can help to reduce swelling and inflammation.
Get your chocolate fix from cocoa not candy and cakes. Cocoa contains flavanols, a natural anti-inflammatory compound. Relax with a cup of hot cocoa made with a low-fat or skim milk to help relieve or reduce inflammation.
Snack on red berries such as cranberries, raspberries or strawberries. All are super anti-inflammatory foods. As are concord grapes. Or try a snack of walnuts or flax seeds, both are high in Omega-3”s and anti-inflammatory properties.
Tomorrow rather than focusing on avoiding your triggers, relax with a special inflammation reducing treat.