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5 Foods That May Give You Puffy Eyes

Date May 7, 2019 16:43

Swelling of the area around the eyes is quite a common problem. It may be found even in healthy people, for instance, due to the lack of sleep. However, in some cases, puffiness and bags under eyes may be a sign of developing a pathological process in the body.

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The swelling of the eyelid represents an increased accumulation of liquid inside it. Puffiness develops when the amount of water in the intercellular space is increased.

Reasons for the appearance of eyelid swelling

They may include:

  • infection in the paranasal sinuses;
  • different sorts of allergies ( such as to pollen or food allergies);
  • thyroid gland disorders;
  • conjunctivitis;
  • Cushing syndrome.

Apart from these, some foods may also lead to the appearance of swelling in the area around the eyes. So what should you cut down on in order to prevent the problem from occurring?

5 foods that may make your face swell

1. Dairy products

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Replace milk and ice-cream with, for instance, Greek yogurt. It may prevent not only swelling of the eye area, but also bloating.

2. Crisps

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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It's better to have healthy snacks such as fruit, vegetables, or nuts.

3. Soy sauce

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Foods high in salt (sodium) also contribute to bloating and water retention in the body.

4. Canned vegetables

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Many canned foods contain a large amount of salt.

5. Convenience food

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These include frozen foods, soups, rice, pasta, as well as fast food.

Foods to include into your meals

  • spinach;
  • sea vegetables;
  • pumpkin;
  • grapes;
  • beetroot;
  • parsley;
  • green beans;
  • olive oil;
  • bananas;
  • blueberries.

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How to reduce morning swelling

There are a few actions you can take to solve this problem:

  1. Wash your face with cold water after you wake up.
  2. Make sure to remove your makeup before sleep.
  3. Take care of keeping your skin moisturized.
  4. Drink enough water throughout the day.
  5. Don't sleep on your stomach.

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Do you often face this problem? Tell us about it in the comments below!


This article is solely for informational purposes. Before using any of the information provided above, consult a certified specialist. Use of the information outlined above can be harmful to health. The editorial board does not guarantee any results and does not bear any responsibility for harm or other consequences that may result from the use of the information provided above.