This week I want to give you some specifics on foods to avoid. It is also important that you know how to replace those foods with. I am going to start with the top seven foods to avoid if you have Rosacea, and give my suggested replacements.
Rosacea Foods to Avoid:
1. Avoid: Processed Sugar and Artificial Sweeteners (any packaged food that has either sugar, high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), glucose-fructose-syrup, sucrose, maltose, fructose or fruit concentrate as an ingredient). Sweeteners come under many names such as Aspartame, Splenda, Canderel, NutraSweet, Neotame, Acesulfame potassium, Sweet’N Low, Equal, & Saccharin. These commonly appear in ‘diet’ foods and drinks as well as ‘low fat’ ‘low sugar’ and ‘low calorie’ foods and drinks.
Replace With: coconut water (juices), Manuka honey, Lo Han Guo (other spelling is Luo Han Kuo but it may be difficult to find) or Stevia (natural sweetener but do not choose Truvia). Pure glucose (dextrose) is another sugar substitute for those not wanting to lose weight, but I do not advise it for the Rosacea sufferer.
2. Avoid: GMO foods (genetically modified organisms) especially soy, corn, rapeseed, wheat and their derivatives like canola oil, corn syrup, and non-organic soy.
Replace With: Natural non-GMO foods (check labels)
3. Avoid: Conventional Dairy products from Cow’s.
Replace With: Almond Milk, Coconut Milk, Rice Milk or with Raw milk products from Goat’s or
Sheep if you are not intolerant to dairy.
4. Avoid: Hydrogenated Oils (especially vegetable and seed oils in clear plastic bottles!)
Replace With: Coconut Oil, Butter or Ghee for cooking, Olive Oil for dressings.
If you are interested in finding out which foods to avoid for your Rosacea, book a free consultation today.