Foods That Protect You Against Allergens

There are so many types of allergies. First of all, what's an allergy? It is nothing but your body's way of reacting to foreign substances that bother it.

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A substance that causes your body to react that way is known as an allergen. Some of such allergens are medicines, insects, certain foods, latex, pet fur, mold, dust mites and pollen.

Some of the allergies show up on the skin whereas some impact your nose and eyes. A rash or swelling could also be a result of an allergy.

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Apart form taking certain precautions, you can also try some home remedies to combat such common allergies. Here are they:

Garlic

Garlic has the capacity to slow down the activity of certain inflammatory agents and thereby it can reduce the level of allergic reactions. Also, it has an antibiotic effect too.

 

Turmeric

Turmeric contains curcumin which combats allergens. Drinking turmeric milk is a good way to protect yourself against allergens with the help of the anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties of turmeric.

Ginger

Even ginger can protect you against allergies by reducing inflammation. Enjoy a cup of ginger eta.

Sweet Potatoes

They contain vitamin B6, vitamin C, manganese, potassium and beta carotene. They combat inflammation too. Enjoy boiled sweet potato.

Fish

Salmon contains anti-inflammatory omega 3 fatty acids. Certain allergy symptoms like breathing issues can minimise if you consume salmon.

Lemon

Lemons can alkalise your body, support your immune system and also help you cope up with allergies. Enjoy a glass of lemon juice.

Green Tea

If you are suffering from allergens ensure that you consume at least 2 cups of green tea every day.

Apples

Apples contain quercetin. This flavonoid can offer protection against allergens. Enjoy an apple when you are surrounded by allergens.

 

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Story first published: Thursday, September 8, 2016, 12:20 [IST]
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