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Diets and Allergies?
What is Allergy?
Allergy is a “wrong” reaction of the body to some substances, which may be completely harmless, but the immune system, for some reason, considers this substances to be foreign.
Diets and Allergies? Why do we have allergies?
Allergies with skin rashes and other equally painful symptoms require a complete revision of the daily diet. I will tell you how to eat right if you are an allergy sufferer so as not to provoke the appearance of negative reactions.
It is extremely important to follow a diet for allergies, thanks to this it is possible to reduce the intensity of the reaction and to find possible sources of allergens. This can be tree pollen, cats,dogs, milk protein, but much rarer types of allergies are known, for example, to water.The antibodies produced by the body believe that the allergen is dangerous, and instruct the body to destroy it, which provokes allergy symptoms – runny nose, cough, increased tearing, itching, skin reactions such as hives, edema, and even in rare cases – anaphylactic shock.
More about Allergies?
Allergies are different, food allergies are often associated with more complex psychosomatic processes. Skin Allergy in adults often becomes a consequence of improper diet, which is not suitable for the body of the allergic person.
To eliminate all negative symptoms, you need to choose a specific menu so that the food is safe, but at the same time balanced. It has been proven that one allergy can provoke another, and this can work in the opposite direction.
How can I follow a diet if I have allergy? Several Principles of non-specific hypoallergenic diet.
Allergy sufferers need to switch to the so-called non-specific hypoallergenic diet.
The first principle of such a diet is to divide foods into 3 main groups: high, medium and low allergenic.
First of all, it is imperative to exclude highly allergenic food from your diet, and then limit the consumption of food from the other two categories.
There are also the main points that are equally important to remember both in case of acute allergic reactions of a sudden nature, and for those who suffer from prolonged allergies and already know products that are dangerous to themselves.
Principle 1.The allergy diet for adults should be followed only for 2-3 weeks: Because during this period that all critical points can be identified and the individual diet adjusted.
Principle 2. If improvements become noticeable, then the excluded products are introduced back into the menu, but not more often than once every 3-5 days in small portions.
Principle 3.When following an allergy diet, it is important not to overeat and strictly follow your doctor’s instructions.
Principle 4.It is imperative to inform your doctor about what else, besides food, you are allergic to, because the cross reaction is quite likely.
High, medium and low allergenic products?
If we talk about a diet for skin allergies in adults and children, first of all, it is necessary to exclude peanuts, seafood, eggs, soy and products from it, cow’s milk and other products containing milk proteins! All this is an extremely allergenic food that causes skin rashes most often, and if you go to the doctor, he will say that first of all you need to remove these particular foods from the diet, as well as limit the use of sugar and alcohol.
Products of three categories with different allergic potential:
1.High allergic potential products:
Сow’s milk, eggs, caviar, wheat and products from it (flour products), rye, carrots, tomatoes, bell peppers, celery, strawberries, raspberries, citrus fruits, pineapples, pomegranates, kiwi, mango, persimmon, melon, coffee, cocoa, chocolate, mushrooms, nuts, honey, fish, pickled vegetables.
2.Medium allergic potential products:
Beef, buckwheat, oats, rice, peas, beans, soybeans, potatoes, beets, peaches, apricots, cranberries, lingonberries, cherries, blueberries, black currants, rose hips, bananas.
3.Low allergic potential products:
Fermented milk products, horse meat, rabbit meat, turkey, lean pork, lean lamb, cauliflower, white cabbage, broccoli, zucchini, squash, cucumbers, green varieties of apples and pears, white and red currants, white and yellow cherries, yellow varieties of plums, garden greens.
Now you know everything about Diets and Allergies!
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