Thursday February 21, 2019

Use Food Items as Shield Against Allergies

People with allergic tendencies are also more sensitive to smoke produced by cigarettes, vehicles or even incense sticks

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Use Food Items as Shield Against Allergies
Use Food Items as Shield Against Allergies. Pixabay

Allergies – respiratory like asthma and bronchitis, and skin related problems such as eczema and rash – generally worsen during winter. An expert suggests ways to improve immunity by eating vitamin rich food.

“Allergy is a reflection of reduced immunity. To improve immunity, fruits rich in vitamin C such as oranges, sweet lime and lemon should be incorporated into the diet,” Ravindra Gupta, Consultant – Internal Medicine, Columbia Asia Hospital, Gurgaon said in a statement.

“People should have a balanced diet with lots of green vegetables, fruits and nuts,” he added.

Walnuts must be included in our everyday diet to fight allergies
Walnuts must be included in our everyday diet to fight allergies. Pixabay

He says it’s best to avoid food items such as milk, yoghurt, cheese, ice cream, bananas and cucumbers as these trigger a number of problems like eczema and asthma.

People with allergic tendencies are also more sensitive to smoke produced by cigarettes, vehicles or even incense sticks.

Also Read: Beware of Secretly Unhealthy Food Items

Common symptoms of allergies are burning eyes, cough and shortness of breath.

Eat food items rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, which contain natural anti-inflammatory agents to fight allergies. Good sources of Omega-3 are soya bean, pumpkin seeds, walnuts and salmon. Fruit juice and green tea should also be included in your diet. (Bollywood Country)

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Children With Pets During Infancy Less Likely To Develop Allergies: Study

In another experiment, which included 249 children, it showed that the allergy rate for children growing up without a pet was 48 per cent

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People raised in cities without pets at risk from mental illness. Pixabay

Children who live with pets when they are infants are less likely to develop allergies and other diseases later in childhood, a Swedish study found.

The study sought to learn about the possible benefits of germ exposure to infants living with pets in their home.

For the study, the researchers from the University of Gothenburg included 1,029 children who were either seven or eight years old.

In the first experiment, findings, published on the open access site, ‘PLOS ONE’, the researchers found that the incidence of allergies (which in this study included asthma, eczema, hay fever and allergic rhinoconjunctivitis) was 49 per cent for children who had not been exposed to pets as infants.

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The number fell to 43 per cent for children who had lived with a single pet as an infant and to 24 per cent for children who had lived with three pets. Pixabay

The number fell to 43 per cent for children who had lived with a single pet as an infant and to 24 per cent for children who had lived with three pets.

Also Read: Tips To Keep Pets Warm in Winter

In another experiment, which included 249 children, it showed that the allergy rate for children growing up without a pet was 48 per cent, 35 per cent for children with one pet and just 21 per cent for children who had grown up with multiple pets.

Taken together, the two datasets showed that the more exposure infants have to pets, the less likely they are to develop allergies later in life, the team concluded. (IANS)