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13 Foods That Fight Allergies

13 Foods That Fight Allergies

There are many naturally-occurring plant compounds called phytonutrients that assist with allergies. The main ones include: anthocyanin, curcumin, hesperetin, and quercetin in your diet. Don’t worry about remembering their names. I’ve listed the food sources of each below. Of course, if you have a food allergy or sensitivity to one of the sources indicated, avoid that food. Eat Foods Rich in Anthocyanins The phytonutrient group known as anthocyanins give foods their purplish-red color. They have natural anti-inflammatory properties. Anthocyanins are found in most dark red and purple-colored foods. Some food sources include: beets, berries, cherries , and dark purple and red grapes . Eat Curries to Benefit from Anti-Inflammatory Curcumin Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a yellow-colored spice commonly found in Indian curries. It contains the active ingredient curcumin, which is ...

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