Allergies can be quite debilitating! Non-stop sneezing, coughing and wheezing can interfere with even the simplest chore. You either can't breathe through your nose, or you can't stop it from dripping! People with allergies and asthma will do almost anything to control their environment to prevent allergic attacks.
Some have to let go of their carpeting while others have the need to install expensive air-filtration systems. Others even come to the extent of moving to a different climate in a desperate attempt to escape their allergies. But there are ways to stop allergies from controlling your life! You don’t need to live in a bubble to help prevent your allergies. You can fight allergies by what you eat! There are foods that can influence the immune system and give relief to some allergies. These foods can help control underlying inflammation of air passages, dilate air passages, thin mucus in the lungs and prevent food-allergy reactions that trigger asthma attacks. Fish oil, canola oil and walnut oil are rich of omega-3 essential fatty acids which are natural anti-inflammatory agents while 100% fruit juices are powerful antioxidants that when included in the diet can greatly alleviate allergic symptoms. Fiber-infused foods like whole grains, nuts and yogurt are also helpful in preventing allergies related to the gastrointestinal tract. The active cultures in yogurt not only help with gastrointestinal concerns, they also help to fight skin allergies. Some studies have shown that people with asthma are zinc-deficient. It is advised that foods rich in zinc be included in an allergy sufferer’s diet. Plain yogurt, tofu, lean ground beef, lean ham, oysters, crab and the dark meat of turkey and chicken are just some of zinc-rich foods. Apples are believed to contain important nutrients, including antioxidants that improve lung health. So stop the sneezing, coughing and wheezing! Eat an apple a day and alleviate those allergies away!