Diet for Climate Change Blues

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Fall season is about a beautiful cozy weather that arrives when the scorching summer calms down and gets ready to take a leave. This slightly cold windy season also brings in the seasonal sneezes to us- not to mention the runny nose, watery eyes, sore throat that ends up in fever. If these allergies are making you feel miserable, there are some foods that can ease your pain and will let you enjoy the season to the fullest.

You should know that these foods can do wonders to your immune system as they say make food your medicine and let that heal your body & soul. To know how to give your fall diet a nutritious and allergy-fighting uplift, read on.

Fatty Fish

Fatty fishes are  a good source of Omega – 3 fatty acids and the Omega-3 has an anti-allergic property decreasing the allergic reaction to an extent. Taking your omega-3 doses in the form of food is best suggested rather than as supplements to make it most effective. Salmon, mackerel, sardines, tuna and bluefish are some of popularly used fishes that are rich in omega-3s.

Nuts and Seeds

When it comes to nuts and seeds walnuts and flaxseeds provide a good dose of  Omega-3, which is an excellent source for the vegetarians. One handful of walnuts is equal to 3-3.5 ounces of salmon.  Foods that are rich in magnesium are also helpful in controlling allergies.

Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables that have Quercetin, a flavonoid, is believed to help reduce the inflammation associated with allergies. This flavonoid  prevents the immune cells from releasing the allergic response. Cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, onions, apples and berries are some of the foods that contain quercetin and other anti-allergic properties as well.

Foods that are high in Vitamin C also boosts the immune system and it is best to get your C from foods than supplements. Taking a Vitamin capsule is not effective as much as having fresh oranges on a regular basis.

Garlic

Including garlic in your diet can help prevent the climate change allergies by blocking the cause of allergy reaction in the body. Make garlic a part of your dietary intake or have it as it is to get the best results.

Yogurt

There is a general misunderstanding about yogurt that it is not good to have it if you have a tendency to catch up cold frequently.  But the fact is, research has found that the probiotics contained in yogurt help ease the allergic reactions and is also good for children who are prone to allergies.

Shruti Raj

A simple writer, with hands on experience in Public Relations and Communications. An ardent lover of food with a natural flair in culinary arts, who loves to write anything and everything about food, with a career background of more than half a decade invested in various communication fields. Now being a part of ICCA Dubai Digital Marketing team, she intends to showcase her professional expertise in web & print content development and food photography, and adapt to learn more with the team.

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