8 Foods That Can Help Curb Your Allergies

8 Foods That Can Help Curb Your Allergies

Pooja Maheshwary

While the treatment of food allergies can involve over-the-counter medicines, certain lifestyle changes can help relieve your allergy symptoms. So, we reached out to Janvi Chitalia, Functional Nutritionist and Integrative Gut Microbiome Health Coach, and asked her to share her expert inputs on foods that can help curb allergies. Scroll down to read all that she shared with us!

8 Foods That Help Reduce Allergies:

Turmeric

Turmeric is one of the most potent anti-inflammatories which can help
reduce inflammation caused by excess histamine production and over-activation of the immune system.

Ginger

Ginger can also help to reduce gut inflammation and reduce the intensity of the inflammatory process.

Omega 3

Omega can often help increase blood circulation and reduce the inflammatory processes in the body. Fish, walnuts, chia seeds, and pumpkin seeds are some good sources.

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Quercetin

Quercetin is a potent natural and plant-based antioxidant that helps to
block excess histamines, so apples and berries that are rich in quercetin, can be used as supplements.

B complex

B complex can help break down extracellular histamine in the body. You can take Vitamin B supplements to help with the same.

Probiotics

They are beneficial bacteria that live in synergy with the bad microbes in the gut and body. An ecosystem made of 85% good microbes and 15% bad
microbes are imperative for immunity. Probiotics help increase the good organisms in the gut and reduce excess immune activation and lower inflammation. The probiotics strains beneficial for us are lactobacillus and bifidobacterium. Curd, rice water or kanji, fermented vegetables, kefir, kombucha, and fermented miso are rich sources.

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Vitamin D

Vitamin D is more of a hormone than a vitamin. It regulates the
effective functioning of the immune system. Vitamin D is found in animal products such as organic chicken, fish, eggs, etc. It plays a vital role in maintaining balance in the body.

Magnesium

Magnesium is a mineral that helps to calm the nerves of the gut and the brain. Often most allergies are due to an over-activated or irritated immune system. So the magnesium helps relax and calm the nerves of the body. Dark green leafy vegetables, bananas, and seeds are some good sources of magnesium.

Disclaimer

People whose suffer from allergy must consult with a doctor or a functional nutritionist to make changes in the diet or use antihistamine as a way to control allergy.

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