Have you been experiencing puffy eyes lately?
In this article, we’ll discuss different foods that contribute to them, as well as foods that help combat them.
Dairy, tea, avocado, wheat bread…
Which one’s assist puffy eyes, and which one’s fight them?
Let’s begin the list with…
Sodium is important for your body, if there’s a lack of sodium, your blood pressure will fall too low.
This doesn’t mean to consume a ton.
When you have too much, your body retains a lot of water.
This causes your face and your eyes to become very puffy.
The skin around your eyes is at the highest amount of risk.
It is one of the first body parts to get puffy due to an overconsumption of salt.
Although things don’t end there, this puffiness can cause eye bags under your eyes.
Fortunately, you can easily control this puffiness by cutting down on the amount of salt you are having in a day.
The next one, isn’t that simple though…
Wait, before you start panicking let’s make this very clear, this point is specifically
for people who are lactose intolerant.
For people who are lactose intolerant, dairy products can trigger inflammation, which in turn can cause puffy eyes.
The way it works is similar to salt.
You see, the skin around your eyes is very thin.
Hence, it is often the first target of infection.
Unfortunately, many people may be lactose intolerant and not be aware of it.
So, if you have ever had digestion related problems after consuming dairy, we would suggest
that you get your lactose tolerance tested.
Maybe you need to switch cow’s milk for soy milk or almond milk.
It would be smart if you include other sources of protein if you are switching.
This brings us to the next point…
We have discussed the problems of drinking several times on the channel.
Well, add one more to the list.
Alcohol contains toxins that can harm your body.
In case you’re not known to hydrate regularly, these toxins can be even more dangerous for you.
In fact, look at your face in the mirror every night after boozing.
You would realize that your eyes would be red and puffy.
This is mainly because of the toxins in alcohol.
Sometimes when had in excess, these toxins can trigger inflammation in various parts
of your body.
This includes your digestive system and your eyes.
So next time, drink more responsibly and keep yourself hydrated.
Here’s another one…
Just like my previous point, this one is quite obvious.
When you consume more caffeine, you run the risk of getting dehydrated.
Dehydration causes blood pressure to lower, putting a strain on your blood vessels and heart.
So how does caffeine affect your eyes?
Well this is because caffeine causes lack of sleep.
For instance, try drinking two cups of coffee before going to bed.
You’ll realize that you are having trouble sleeping.
This is because caffeine affects your nervous system and keeps you awake.
This is why a lot of people who work late at night, keep coffee with them.
Coming back to the point, when you don’t get enough sleep, your eyes get tired and puffy.
At number five, it’s another very obvious culprit…
Foods that Contain Added Sugar
White sugar is one of the most inflammatory substances you can ingest.
This doesn’t mean you stop consuming it.
Just limit your intake.
Additionally, if you think that you are consuming a lot of sugar, make sure that you burn it.
When sugar isn’t burned properly, inflammation starts.
As we stated before, the first body parts affected are your eyes.
So if you have inflammation in your body because of high sugar intake, your eyes may get puffy.
This can also be controlled if you reduce the amount of sugar you consume.
So that one is rather harmless, but this next one is slightly different…
Similar to dairy products, this one is more applicable to people who are gluten intolerant
or are allergic to wheat.
In case you are someone like that, we would suggest that you stay away from wheat bread.
Because if you consume wheat bread and are intolerant to it, you will wake up the next
morning feeling bloated.
Many people may not be aware that they are gluten intolerant or allergic to wheat.
If you are not aware, see if you can digest them properly without feeling bloated or getting
If you are seeing any of the two symptoms, which we have mentioned then get your gluten
Now, that we have given you the foods that can make your eyes puffy.
Here are some foods that can help you counter them.
This is one of the best counters for puffy eyes.
Letting cucumber sit in front of your eyes for about 10 to 15 minutes is a good way to
rest your eyes.
This is because cucumber has anti-inflammatory elements and high water content.
Both of these things are good for your body.
This can help you reduce the swelling around your eyes and decrease the puffiness.
Similar to cucumber, another food that finds its way to our list is…
Once again, we are back to our good old trusted friend, the almond milk.
Almond milk is a good source of Calcium and three types of Vitamins; A, D and E. Almond
milk has been found to be good for your skin.
Along with soy, it is one of the sought after plant-based milks.
Of course it doesn’t have the same amount of protein but that can be replaced with other
foods in your diet.
More importantly, you can drink almond milk even if you are lactose intolerant.
If you want more details on almond milk, we suggest that you check out, “Is Almond Milk
a Good Alternative to Cow’s Milk?”
Speaking of alternatives, here’s another good option that you can try in your diet…
Yes, when dipped in hot water, tea bags make a wonderful beverage.
That is not how they help cure eye problems though.
For tea bags to help you with your eye, you would have to place them in front.
Black and green tea contain compounds called tannins, which tighten the skin and draw out
This reduces puffiness.
Additionally, black and green tea contain a lot of flavonoids and antioxidants, which
are good for your body.
Of course much like coffee, tea also contains caffeine, but the quantity is comparatively
Speaking of over consumption, here is one that needs to be consumed more…
Avocado contains Vitamin K, which controls the blood flow and prevents blood clotting.It
is also carries Vitamins C and E, both of which help the development of collagen in
Vitamin C also strengthens your muscles.
In other words, this is one of the best possible counters for puffy eyes.
With Avocados, you can either consume them or place them under your eyes for 10 to 15
It is considered one of the oldest known methods to get rid of puffy eyes.
Do you eat any of these foods?
Do you have puffy eyes?
Let us know in the comments, we would love to hear from you.