Foods that combat allergies
Foods that help reduce allergies-food hypersensitivity”
A food allergy is any adverse reaction to an otherwise harmless food or food component that involves the body’s immune system. To avoid confusion with other types of adverse reactions to foods, it is important to use the term food hypersensitivity/food allergy only when the immune system is involved in causing the reaction.
Seasonal or situational changes are often manifested in the body in the form of unbearable symptoms of an allergy, Allergic reactions can be open (visible skin rashes,itchy eyes,runny nose etc.,). A holistic approach like regular exercise,a good diet like rich and fresh seasonal vegetables,fruits herbs and spices these also helps normalize the previous imbalances,restore digestive function and promote overall wellness
Black and Green Tea
These are very good for people with allergies. During allergic reactions the body releases chemical called histamine,which is responsible for the allergic response. Tea contains natural antihistamines which is responsible for the allergic response. Tea contains natural antihistamines,which helps reduce allergy symptoms
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The condiment might be helpful in opening up your nose and helping you breathe better when you have allergy symptoms. However, this method is not guaranteed and sometimes the heat generated my be had to tolerate
Supports the immune system and is a rich source of antioxidants. It also helps reduce allergic reactions. Why you should eat or chew raw garlic daily? Is it good for you? How does it help? refer our Garlic article
Green Vegetables :
These contain a phytochemical called hesperidin and hesperetin which have antioxidant,anti-inflammatory,anti-carcinogenic and cholesterol-lowering actions and also protect blood vessels against damage. They are also beneficial for allergies because of their antihistamine properties
This spice contains the active ingredient curcumin,which is powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory substance. Research has shown that ingesting some amount of curcumin daily can have the same effect as anti-inflammatory drugs
This fruits and vegetables are excellent source of quercetin. Quercetin is an antioxidant,anti-inflammatory and anti-histamine phytonutrient that has the ability to help control allergy symptoms. Quercetin also helps improve the body’s absorption of vitamin C with its immunity-boosting powers. This flavonol also helps to stabilize cell membranes so they’re less reactive to allergies
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Gluten – Free Grains like Rice,Quinoa and Buckwheat
These grains are most suitable for people with allergies. Gluten is responsible for many allergic conditions such as celiac disease,nasal congestion and skin rashes. The above grains are easy to digest,devoid of gluten and easily expelled from the gut
All these contain anti-inflammatory phytochemicals called anthocyanins. Consuming foods rich in anthocyanins helps reduce allergic reactions
Omega 3 Fatty acids
Consumption of omega 3 fats may reduce airway inflammation and thereby help in reducing asthma symptoms. Omega 3 fatty acids are found in fatty fish such as salmon,herring,sardiness,mackerel,tuna and seeds and nuts such as flax,chia and walnuts
It is recommended that one eat home cooked food and avoid raw foods or processed foods as the latter my trigger allergic reactions due to the presence of chemicals such pesticides,additive and preservatives