Recently, I have started the process of introducing foods such as granola bars, cookie bites, chicken salad, beans, carrots, and other foods into the diet. Then, I realize I may have an allergy to anything with milk, wheat, honey, etc. That is when I start reaching for the cilantro if it is around to instantly feel a bit better. Granted, I have not really had allergies growing up, and these are probably just food sensitivities. Here are some other foods that fight allergies in general. You can simply incorporate them into the daily diet.
I like incorporating minced garlic into salads in the dining hall whenever it is available. Some people say that juicing garlic into smoothies is also a good idea. I also keep garlic tablets around since I live in the dorm, and having to keep real garlic around is a hassle. For a college student, garlic tablets are convenient for storage purposes and have a longer shelf life. Nature’s Process has a kind that is coated so that the garlic can really work its magic in the small intestines. This is where it is truly effective.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar
I love drinking Bragg’s ACV after a heavy meal or taking sips during a meal to soothe the stomach. ACV has been used for many purposes, including fighting candida, easing heartburn, weight loss, and boosting immunity. ACV is also great to have as a dressing on salad. Be aware that ACV is not the same as normal vinegar. Your body will most likely not react the same way to both. Also, make sure to just use one capful in a large glass of water. You can do this up to 3 times a day.
You can make a sugar-free, cheap lemonade by squeezing lemons into water and adding stevia. This could be something you sip on as you eat food to ease digestion and any food allergies. I like using lemon juice on salads. This gives a quick boost to your metabolism.
Beets have anthocyanins, which give foods the purplish red color. This helps with inflammation. (Most allergy reactions are inflammation responses.) You can eat them on salads or juiced in smoothies. You can also find great beet drink and smoothie recipes here.
My friend’s mom has a juicer and is planning on juicing some for me to drink. It’s a good idea to drink the same day you make it.
Do you ever feel cleansed after eating Indian food? It is probably the tumeric, which can be used in many different ways. You can put it in soups, on vegetables, eggs, and mix it with tea in ginger.
Of course, there are plenty of other foods that help which are rich in Vitamin C, flavenoids, etc. that help your immune response to reduce allergies.
Encouraging verse to those who expect to have allergies this season:
“For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, declares the Lord, because they have called you an outcast: ‘It is Zion, for whom no one cares!’”
Here is a testimony from someone who saw allergies be healed through Scripture and prayer.
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