In a previous articles in our rosacea diet and nutrition series, we lightly touched on a common trigger that is often missed by many rosacea sufferers. What is that trigger? “Hidden sugars in food and beverages” Soda pop and sugar laden drinks are one of the not commonly discussed rosacea triggers.
In the below infographic pay attention to;
- effects that sodium benzonate has on the skin and what conditions it can aggravate
- consequences of sugar overload
- heart disease & diabetes risk increases
How does this relate to rosacea? High sugar and inflammatory diets are not a friend to rosacea sufferers. Soda is typically very high in sugar and is a easy trigger to miss. This is because redness and flare ups are typically delayed until the liver and kidneys begin processing the sugar overload unlike spicy foods who’s effects are fairly immediate. Other ingredients found in soft drinks ( even diet soda’s with artificial sweeteners) can also have a big impact on your internal health and vascular system which all affect rosacea.
Basically, it boils down to your external health and appearance is impacted by how you treat yourself from the inside.