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Modern lifestyle and self-treatment are the main causes of allergies

15 April 2013 / 15:04:57  GRReporter
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Broccoli helps deal with allergy symptoms in two ways. It is rich in vitamin C and belongs to the family of cruciferous vegetables, which help open the blocked sinuses. Research results show that about 500 mg of vitamin C per day can help reduce the allergic symptoms and a cup of juice of raw broccoli contains 80 mg of the valuable vitamin.

In order for you to obtain the required amount of vitamin C per day from natural sources, you can also eat citrus fruits - oranges, grapefruits and lemons. A large orange contains about 100 mg of vitamin C, and the juice of half a grapefruit contains about 60 mg.

Do not use kale just to garnish the dishes you cook. Eat as much kale as you can. This super food is one of the most powerful "weapons" against allergies. It also belongs to the family of cruciferous vegetables, but it is rich in carotenoids and pigments too, which are believed to help fight against the symptoms of allergy.
Has the allergic rhinitis exhausted you? Put leaf beet on your table. The phytochemicals and mainly the carotenoids it contains help control allergies better. To increase the amount of carotenoids that your body will absorb it is better to combine the leaf beet with some oil. It is a good idea to cook it using olive oil.

Nettles could not be absent from this list, as they help prevent the inflammations that follow the occurrence of allergic symptoms. They contains histamine - the chemical substance that our body releases during an allergic reaction, thus providing protection to the body. You should buy ampoules of nettle extract from the pharmacy and you will soon see results. In all cases, however, it is not recommended to take it for a long time, because this can lead to a loss of potassium in our body.

Quercetin is another "secret weapon" in the fight against allergies, as it acts as an antihistamine. Onions, garlic and apples are rich in quercetin. If you prefer the fruit to the vegetables, make sure that it does not stimulate the oral allergy syndrome.

Aromatic parsley restricts the release of histamine, which causes the unpleasant allergic symptoms. But it is a natural diuretic too, so you should consult your doctor before deciding to consume large quantities of it.

Tags: SocietyAllergiesSpringRhinitisAntihistamine medicinesImmunotherapyDesensitization
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