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Certain diets ‘can calm allergies’

Certain diets 'can calm allergies'It is common knowledge that adopting a healthy diet can aid in weight loss, but what is less well known is that this can also calm the symptoms of allergies.

Lindsey McManus, head of information and training at Allergy UK, has revealed that there is some hope for hayfever sufferers in the form of a certain vegetable.

“There are some foods that seem to calm down allergic reactions; things like quercetin – which is found in onions I believe – that is supposed to calm things down, like hayfever,” she explained.

Ms McManus’ comments follow the publication of a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which suggests that those who eat a western diet are more likely to suffer from allergies and inflammatory diseases.

The researchers involved in the study came to this conclusion after comparing the diet and gut conditions of children who lived in Florence with those who live in a rural village in Burkina Faso in west Africa.

Do you suffer from allergies? Would you alter your diet if it meant your allergies improved?

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5 Aug
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3 thoughts on “Certain diets ‘can calm allergies’”

  1. Gloria says:

    I suffer from hayfever and I would definately cosider changing my diet to help with the effects.

  2. shell says:

    i am allergic to animals but i am not around animals all the time so i probably wudnt consider changing my diet. however if i have asma i probably would

  3. Lily says:

    I don’t have any allergies that I know of. If I suffered from hayfever I would change my diet to help improve the conditions of it.

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