If you suffer from hay fever, it's possible that with a few changes to your diet, you could alleviate some of the allergy's symptoms. Hay fever, which is also known as pollinosis or allergic rhinitis, is an allergic reaction which is usually triggered by mould spores, pollen, and grasses. While there are conventional treatments which include steroids and antihistamines, there are also alternative treatments as well; With an alternative treatment being one's diet. Hay fever patients who make a few changes in their diet have been shown to reduce the severity of their symptoms, and even eradicate the condition entirely in some cases.
There appears to be a link between hay fever and diet due common substances that can cause a reaction, wheat, pollen, and milk, which are all originally grass products. It's said that some hay fever sufferers suffer more miserably because they have become sensitized to the proteins commonly found in grasses, grains, and even milk.
Foods that contain an excessive amount of sugar and starch should be eliminated from one's diet. Milk products also encourages the production of mucus and should be limited. Cutting out these products will reduce catarrh while also reducing the amount of streaming.
Eating a diet that's predominantly full of raw-food such as vegetables and fruit can greatly reduce inflammation from an allergic reaction. Short fasts and cleansing diets (as long as they're done under proper supervision) can also reduce the inflammatory tendency that's experienced by Hay fever sufferers. If you find it difficult to consume recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables, you could opt for drinks which are loaded with fruits and vegetables such as Uzuma juice which contains no additives.
This means eating a diet that's loaded with cabbage, nuts, onions, sunflower seeds, apples, and blackberries; Eating these foods will reduce your body's tendency of forming histamine.
Vitamin C is a natural anti-histamine, and quercetin works to reduce histamine levels in the body while also stabilizing cell membranes so that they become less reactive to allergens.
You can replace dairy products with Soya products. All vegetables and fruits are safe to eat with the exception of tomatoes and oranges; If you have trouble adding significant servings of fruit and vegetables into your diet, Uzuma juice is a good option. You can also enjoy raw, unsalted seeds and nuts. To sweeten your food (since you should reduce your consumption of sugar), you can add honey, brown rice syrup, maple syrup, or barely malt as an alternative sweetener. Herbal teas and water (about two liters a day) should be consumed. Garlic, onion, tofu (instead of meat), beans, and lentils are safe for consumption when trying to reduce the symptoms of hay fever.
Milk and other dairy products increase mucus production, therefore they should be avoided in one's diet as much as possible. Meat contains arachidonic acid which can contribute to allergic and inflammatory reactions. Pasta, noodles, bread, wheat, and other wheat products should also be avoided. Alcohol and caffeine drinks can congest the liver and make hay fever symptoms more insufferable. Foods and drinks such as oranges, tomatoes, chocolate, red wine, and cheese all contain histamine and should be avoided in one's diet as well.