Since so many of us are always worried about what foods to avoid when you have rosacea, I thought it would be helpful to list foods that are actually good for rosacea.
So here is the top 5 of green foods that are good for rosacea skin:
- Brussels Sprouts
- Kiwifruit (kiwi)
This member of the same family as brocolli and Brussels sprout packs a high dose of vitamin K, which may be beneficial to rosacea skin due to its blood clotting promotion properties. Kale also contains high levels of vitamin B6, which is good for your immune and nervous systems. Kale is not recommended for people who take blood thinners. Kale may have a bitter taste, but there are some varieties that are sweeter, such as the Red Russian variety.
Perhaps not a childhood favorite, this cruciferous cabbage with slightly bitter taste contains high amounts of vitamin C, folic acid and iron. It also contains the compound “sinigrin”, which is believed to protect against colon cancer. The American variety are larger than the European variety.
This iron-rich vegetable packs high amounts of vitamin K, as well as vitamin C, vitamin A, folic acid and beta-carotene. If you don’t like the iron-like after taste of spinach, you may find Indian dishes such as Saag more enjoyable for your palate.
Fruit from the avocado tree is rich in vitamins B5, B6, B9 (folic acid) and vitamin K. Having avocado in your diet may be beneficial to rosacea skin. Avocados also are rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids and fiber and are a good meat substitute in vegetarian diets. The pear-shaped pit and the skin of the avocado fruit are poisonous.
Rich in vitamin C and also a source of vitamin K, this fruit also contains the enzyme actinidin, which dissolves protein. Consumption of kiwifruit may help digestion, but actinidin may also cause allergic reactions in certain people, in particular if people are also sensitive to latex and pineapple. Kiwifruit may also be useful as a natural blood thinner, preventing blood clots.
Remember to have a balance between the “red” and the “green” foods. If you notice an increase in your facial redness, just add a little more of the “rosacea save foods” to your grocery shopping list.