April 05, 2012Hay fever, or allergic rhinitis, affects up to 30% of all Americans, including up to 40% of children and 10%-30% of adults If you suffer from common outdoor allergens such as tree, grass and weed pollen and mold spores, you know how debilitating it can be! There's good news, because consensus has grown that changes in the diet over the last decade play a significant role in the development of hay fever and asthma. In other words, there's a lot you can do to take control over those environmental allergies! It's important to understand how a healthy diet for hay fever can keep your respiratory system strong. It can help you breathe better by opening up clogged nasal passages, boost your immunity to allergies, and help fight fight against sinus and respiratory infections. It can even help prevent long-term tissue damage! A study of children on the island of Crete was published in the August, 2007 issue of the journal Thorax. This research found that regular consumption of fruits, vegetables and nuts during childhood reduced symptoms of asthma and rhinitis. Researchers believed that diet may explain the relative lack of allergic symptoms in this population. From childhood on, the bulk of the Crete islanders’ diet consists of fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, olive oil, and nuts, all natural foods that are high in antioxidants. Antioxidants protect cells from the oxidative damage that causes diseases, and have immune-boosting compounds. Fresh produce contains a wide range of minerals and vitamins that can manage and reduce inflammation, easing hayfever symptoms. Conversely, processed foods may contain multiple chemicals in addition to beneficial nutrients, which could exacerbate your allergies, especially if you already have food sensitivities. Protect yourself from the debilitating symptoms of hayfever by including these natural foods in your diet:
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