Food Helps for the Allergy Sufferer

According to the CDC, more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year. Allergies are a simply misguided reaction to foreign substances by the immune system. If you give the immune system the nourishment it requires, you can find relief. Sadly, with our current standard American diet, and busy schedules, these foods are not a common part of our normal lifestyle.

What can help? Click HERE to watch my latest segment with 69 News WFMZ where I talk about foods that can offer relief to allergy sufferers.

Keep your immune system strong with:

  • anti-inflammatory foods (Omega-3)

  • antioxidants

  • fermented foods such as probiotics

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  1. Arugula salad with salmon, sunflower seeds and apples, onions, lemon dressing (lemon juice, sea salt, fresh garlic, olive oil, raw honey)

  • Quercetin is a natural anti-histamine found in apples, onions

  • Salmon, sunflower seeds - Omega 3 anti-inflammatory

  • Lemon, garlic, arugula for liver support (A healthy liver is key to combatting allergies.)

  • Local raw honey –a widely held theory, but little scientific evidence to back it up but still good for you

2. Green Tea: antioxidant compounds that have been shown to reduce histamine reactions

3. Coconut yogurt parfait with pumpkin seeds, chia seeds and berries

  • Pumpkin and chia - Omega-3

  • Berries - Vitamin C, Quercetin

  • Probiotics –Fermented food like yogurt. Rebuilding gut is rebuilding immune system.

  • Raw honey to sweeten

4. Smoothie with dandelion, spinach, grapefruit, fresh squeezed orange juice, avocado, ginger root and turmeric root: provides liver support, vitamin C, essential fats, anti-inflammatory nutrients

When you nourish your body with these essential building blocks, you are also helping your immune system to perform its duties as needed.

Luisa Szakacs