Hi Rosy Friends! A while back, I shared my intention to keep up an anti-inflammatory diet to try to help to keep my rosacea symptoms under control. While I haven’t been super-rigid about keeping that up, I do make conscious food choices with anti-inflammatory foods in mind and have also made a concerted effort to reduce my intake of added sugars (not the natural stuff found in fruit, but the added stuff to sweeten products).
The result has been a lot of improvements in my skin but also in the way I feel overall, which I wasn’t expecting. I’m someone who has always had a “sensitive stomach,” but as long as I’ve been following this “rosacea diet” (which really isn’t a rosacea diet as much as just healthful eating), I’ve found digestion to be a lot friendlier, too.
While I could write a virtual novel about how I check ingredients, research foods online and am careful to avoid my rosacea triggers, I thought it might be fun to just show you what I eat in a day. So yesterday I tracked every food I ate and I took pictures…cuz pictures are fun 😉
Here’s what I ate yesterday to keep my rosacea symptoms under control
- two kinds of granola cereal mixed together
- chia seeds
- a banana
- blueberry kefir (I usually use plain but the plain stuff at the grocery store was too close to its expiry date for me to want to buy it).
- coffee (black)
- natural, unsalted almonds
- sprouted grain oat bread
- fresh tomato
- royal gala apple
- ground black pepper
- ground turmeric
- salmon (skin-on)
- chopped fresh kale
- white mushrooms
- black beans
- red pepper
- olive oil
I tracked everything in a nutrition tracker to show you what the whole thing looked like for a day. (click the chart to make it bigger and easier to see)
So that’s what I ate yesterday. It’s certainly not any kind of formal rosacea diet, but it’s working very well for me. It keeps my symptoms down, my energy up, and it makes me feel very healthy.
What type of food do you find is best for keeping your rosacea symptoms under control? I’d love to know. Please share in the comments!