These 8 Foods Cause Most Allergic Reactions
Eat These Foods to Fight Allergies
When you get a whiff of an allergen like pollen, your immune system releases histamines — inflammatory compounds that trigger allergic reactions such as itching or swelling. (Your body thinks it's protecting you from a pathogen.) Blueberries contain the antioxidant quercetin, which findings suggest could block histamines and help keep symptoms at bay.
Try this: Blend 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen), 1 frozen banana (chopped), 1 cup low-fat milk, 1 Tbsp cocoa powder, 1 Tbsp almond butter, and 1 tsp honey. It tastes like a chocolate milkshake but is wholesome enough for breakfast.
Yep, yogurt is the notoriously healthy food that keeps on giving. A recent review of some 20 studies found that probiotics — something yogurt has plenty of (look for "active cultures" on the label) — were linked to improvements in common allergy symptoms like sneezing. The beneficial bacteria have the potential to keep toxins and bad bacteria from entering the bloodstream by protecting the lining of the gut. This could bolster your immune system so that it's less likely to turn on the waterworks when allergens strike.
Try this: Whisk 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt (Greek or regular) with 1/2 cup diced cucumber, 2 Tbsp chopped fresh dill, and 1 minced garlic clove for a savory dip that's great with sliced veggies.
No need to order that pasta dish with a side of guilt. Tomato sauce is a concentrated source of antioxidants like vitamin A, which, when found in food, could encourage the release of cells that help prevent allergic responses, research shows. Plus, it turns out that many raw veggies contain small amounts of pollen — even after you wash them — that can trigger symptoms. But you're safe with tomato sauce, as pollen is nixed during the cooking process.
Try this: For a hearty brunch for two, heat 2 cups tomato sauce in a skillet with a pinch of red pepper flakes until simmering. Crack 4 large eggs into the sauce, cover, and cook over medium-low heat for 5 to 7 minutes, or until eggs are set, then top with 1/4 cup shaved Parmesan. Use whole-grain toast for dunking.
Here's reason number 1,361 to eat more fish: The fatty variety is linked to lower rates of allergies and their cousin condition, asthma. The omega-3 fatty acids in tuna are thought to play a role in pumping out compounds that fight inflammation and could lessen the severity of symptoms. Since it's wise to reduce your exposure to mercury, incorporate low-mercury fish like salmon or light tuna into your meal plan too.
Try this: Turn your tuna sandwich into a fun sushi-style roll. Spread 2 Tbsp hummus on flatbread and top with 1 cup spinach, 1/2 cup oil-packed canned tuna, and 2 Tbsp chopped green olives. Roll the flatbread up and slice into 5 pieces.
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