Three foods to fight seasonal allergies
Little by little spring begins and with it its share of buds, leaves, pollen ... These allergy sufferers fear. Here are three foods to eat to naturally fight seasonal allergies.
Do you have allergies and fear the arrival of spring and its pollen? Before you rush to grab your box of antihistamines, here are three tips for fighting these annoyances that affect us naturally from April to October.
Apple, red grape, red berry
Besides general tips like airing the room in the morning, regularly washing your nose with Physiological Serum, and rinsing your hair to get rid of the pollen collected during one last outing, here are some eating habits that will surely help you live out the coming seasons better.
Yes eat the apple but with the peel! That's why choose them organically. Like onions (raw or cooked), red grapes, red berries, and black tea, apples contain quercetin. This somewhat barbaric name actually refers to a powerful antioxidant that will play an anti-inflammatory role during the height of allergies. In addition to relieving you from the ailments of seasonal allergies (stinging nose, runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, throat irritation), quercetin delays the appearance of histamine, the molecule that causes our allergic reactions.
Vitamin E-rich foods
What is the purpose of this controlled diet? You avoid taking a lot of medication, on a regular basis, for several months and restore a certain balance in the body so that it will react normally in the presence of pollen. And if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you can also treat yourself! Foods rich in vitamin E should be part of your menu.
According to German researchers at the origin of a study on vitamin E and allergies, this vitamin would reduce allergic reactions by 30% in people affected by this tendency. Admittedly, allergies are still there, but we're already living better. Which foods do you prefer? Avocado, whole grains, wheat germ, green leafy vegetables, nuts (walnuts, almonds), spinach, eggs, dried apricots.
Fermented products are well known especially when it comes to probiotics, digestion and regulation of intestinal transit. This time, in case of seasonal allergies it is recommended. Yogurt, sauerkraut, fermented milk and kefir (Caucasian milk) strengthen the immune system. Ten years ago, no one was talking about it. Today, consumers are beginning to move away from processed foods to foods made at home. They want simpler and healthier products,” analyzes Claude Hubert, an agronomist who praises the nutritional virtues of these fermented products.
In your menus, do not omit omega-3 (fatty fish), garlic and olive oil. On the other hand, reduce your consumption of meat, spices, alcohol, cheese, refined products and all products that will increase the level of sugar in the blood, which are responsible for allergies and inflammatory diseases.