Eating More Fruits And Vegetables Can Relief Hay Fever

Eating More Fruits And Vegetables Can Relief Hay Fever

Medical specialists like Krouse et.al. state, “Nutrition is a subject that rarely is emphasized as a therapeutic medical technique, although it has a critical role in maintenance of optimal health.”

The #1 cause of seasonal allergy / hay fever misery, that you need to take control of is Inflammation. Inflammation is caused by body’s natural response to an antigen—harmless pollen or mold spore in our case. Inflammation and tissue injury in allergy involves excess oxidation, a problem for which there are available nutritional treatment strategies.

There are number of anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, phenol/flavonoids that help fight inflammation and provide instant relief; while others work overtime to control and subside the inflammation.

You may also be aware of intravenous injections—“vitamin shots”—that include a cocktail of these above mentioned micros. Furthermore, an equally effective method well supported by science is simply to eat more whole foods like fruits and vegetables. These tend to be naturally high in anti-inflammatory agents and are all natural so, there is no adverse response.

The second benefit for eating more whole foods is that, you are likely eating less processed carbs like chips, bread, cakes, soda and such. These type of treat foods are linked to inflammation, the allergy symptom you are trying to fight and get relief from.

I find instant relief from my allergies when I am eating or chewing something. Likely due to the blood rushing to my stomach for digestion instead of pooling at my sinuses (discussed in the next tip). So, I opt for a piece of fruit or, handful of nuts and seeds along with a beverage. I prefer my ginger and turmeric tea for soothing relief (must have recipe) or, in a pinch will opt for a tall glass of water.

Whole foods introduce essential micros, and water is the medium where all reactions take place in our body. So, relief is experienced by “nursing” wounded cells.

References:
Krouse et.al.  Allergy and Immunology: an otolaryngic approach.  2002.  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 
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