The mainstay of your natural antihistamine allergy relief plan the report indicates should start with good ole' Vitamin C. Apparently we can see two more colors instead of being able to manufacture our own supplies, unlike the rest of the animal kingdom. Oh well at least we can judge the difference between a blush of shyness and a flush of anger, wouldn't survive long if we got that wrong! Doctors like saying "eat a balanced meal" for all your nutrient needs. Well this article exposes just how impractical that would be. Seventy oranges a day anyone! It then moves on to the big hitter in the Natural Antihistamine allergy stakes: Quercetin. Quercetin is a member of the bioflavonoid family that lends mostly red hues to our fruits and vegetables. It turns out that Quercetin often resides in some of the same foods that are good for Vitamin C. Also Quercetin with Bromelain added for an anti-inflammatory synergistic boost has become the number one alternative medicine for allergies used by Naturopathy Doctors. The omegas 3’s are also bought in for their anti-inflammatory effect.
The next natural antihistamines are hard hitters but have not knocked Quercetin from the number one spot yet. Butterbur is clinically knocking the Pharmaceuticals and their multiple side effects for six. Stinging Nettle is used less often but is gaining strong support. A shocking newcomer is the soluble fiber Glucomannan made famous just a couple of years ago for its weight loss potential and now somehow displaying promising antihistamine tendencies. The next six branch into strong anti-inflammatories and interferon stimulators etc., all have been around a lot longer than Glucomannan. They can be coined as allergy symptom helpers each with their own following who swear by them but in truth it's hard to favor one over the other. These are Goldenseal, Feverfew, Horny Goat Weed, Licorice Root, Astragalus, and Eyebright. There were several others but it was noticed that their antihistamine effects were most probably due to their quercetin content so by sharing the top 20 Quercetin containing foods in a chart there is little reason to discuss separately, think Bee Pollen, Hawthorn, Licorice and Green Teas for examples.
Closing with key vitamins it becomes clear that the good nutrients needed to boost your anti-histamine responses should probably have been part of your long term diet plan anyway. You can't help but wonder if there would be so many allergy suffers in the first place had they eaten a diet with rich sources of natural antihistamines in the foods suggested in this potentially life changing definitive study.
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