Jan 13

The allergy-proof diet

Chances are you've heard of the old saying, "you are what you eat." If you suffer from allergies, even upper-respiratory symptoms can be minimized by adhering to a stricter diet.

"Allergy is a reflection of reduced immunity. To improve immunity, fruits rich in vitamin C such as oranges, sweet lime and lemon should be incorporated into the diet," Ravindra Gupta, Consultant, Internal Medicine, Columbia Asia Hospital, Gurgaon​, said in a statement reported by BussinessStandard.com. "People should have a balanced diet with lots of green vegetables, fruits and nuts," he added.

Believe it or not, allergies ranging from asthma to bronchitis and eczema actually worsen during the winter months since the air is cold and dry. If you suffer from unpleasant allergy symptoms, take a look at some important nourishment to incorporate into your diet.

  • Antioxidants: A diet rich in antioxidants can help you feel better. Swap your coffee for green tea to give your body a boost of nutrients.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids: Foods that are rich in this nutrient contain natural anti-inflammatory agents shown to combat allergies. Some examples of snacks high in this fatty acid include soy beans, pumpkin seeds, walnuts and salmon.
  • Vitamin C: Vitamin C is known to boost your immune system. Be sure to consume a variety of vegetables as well as fruit and orange juice.

If you suffer from asthma or allergies you know just how bothersome upper-respiratory symptoms can be. Aside from a balanced diet, it also essential to limit allergens inside of your house. If you want to rid your home of harmful allergy triggers contact VClean for carpet cleaning in Maryland.