Diet For Rosacea – Can You Live Without Chocolate?

Have you been wondering how you can continue to eat the foods you love and still remain in control of your Rosacea? Well, wonder no more. I’m going to share with you in this short and to the point article, a simple tip which will allow you to eat the things that you love and still remain Rosacea free. If you are sick of missing out on your favorite foods then read this now.

Diet for Rosacea

There is no doubt hat one of the worst things about a diet for Rosacea sufferers is that it will inevitably mean that you have to remove some of the foods that you love from your menus.

If you are a Rosacea patient, then you probably already know that Rosacea triggers are different for different people. With some folks, wine will set off an attack, while with others it might be cheese or coffee or… well it could be any one of a thousand things.

But, for many ladies out there, the trigger is… Chocolate! Can you imagine how awful life would be if every time that you indulged in the sweet temptations that chocolate offers, you suffered from a massive Rosacea flare up?

It is true that scientific studies have yet to firmly establish a link between chocolate and Rosacea outbreaks but there is lots of anecdotal evidence which support the theory.

In a recent study carried out by the National Rosacea Society it was found that one in every three respondents said that they believed that chocolate was one of their Rosacea triggers.

The latest theories are that some of the chemical substances contained in chocolate are the prime causes of these Rosacea flare ups.

Theobromine is one of the constituents which makes chocolate the food we all love to snack on, but one of its known properties is to increase the blood circulation, which could lend a hand to Rosacea attacks.

Another ingredient, which has significantly more evidence to suggest it is a culprit, is Tyramine. This chemical is a known vasoactive substance. However there is some confusion as to exactly how it sets of a Rosacea flare up because they way it acts is to constrict the blood vessels, which shouldn’t be an issue for Rosacea patients. But the theory is that it after a tyramine induced vasoconstriction, there is a swift over-compensatory dilation of blood vessels.

It isn’t all bad news though. If you simply change your chocolate from a light or milk chocolate, to a dark 85% chocolate, or even change completely away from chocolate to a carob bar, then you will still be able to indulge in your favorite snack, but without the nasty side effects.

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