Include Allergy Fighting Foods In Your Diet

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There are types of food which have been proven to help keep allergies at bay.   So make it a point to include these foods in your daily diet:

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Eat more cold water fish

Salmon_FishOmega-3 fatty acids from cold water fish such as tuna, salmon, sardines can protect the body against over production of certain antibodies which trigger allergies. Bake, steam or poach are the healthiest way to cook the fish.

It is important to note that some varieties of cold water fish are high in mercury.  This is could be a trigger for eczema; and especially dangerous to pregnant/breastfeeding women, children and elderly adults.  According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, the safest cold water fish to eat is salmon as it is relatively low in mercury.  Mackerel and tuna often have higher levels of mercury.

Yoghurt

The cultures or probiotics contain in yoghurt is good for the gut as well as helps skin allergies. However, most commercial yoghurt’s culture is weak due to over processed. The best is making your own yoghurt from organic milk. If you are allergic to cow’s milk, substitute with goat’s milk or soy milk.

Canola Oil

This is a rich source of allergy fighting Omega-3 fatty acids. Other alternatives include soybean oil, flaxseed oil, walnut oil and wheatgerm.

Green Tea

According to the Japanease, green tea contains methylated epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) which is found to be anti-allergenic.

Magnesium Rich Foods

Magnesium seems to be the minural which is found lacking in those who are allergy prone. Include magnesium rich foods in your daily diet such as spinach, sunflower seeds, pinto beans, tofu and halibut.

Zinc Rich Foods

Some studies have shown that people with eczema are zinc deficient. It is a good idea to include zinc rich food such as tofu, beef, lean ham, chicken and crab in your diet.

Fresh Fruit and Juices

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Vitamin C is the best natural antihistamine. So make sure you have plenty of fresh fruits and juices in your diet. It is long established that those who are prone to allergies is deficient in Vitamin C. One word of caution here, most people love to pop vitamin C pills for the convenience. Most of these pills are synthetic. Synthetic vitamins are far cheaper to manufacture than organic vitamins. Taking synthetic vitamin C can actually do more harm than good as shown here: http://www.curezone.com/blogs/fm.asp?i=985690#i It is much better than to spend few minutes a day to make fresh juices every day. Your body knows the difference!

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