Did you know that the food you eat could impact your allergies?

So says Healthy Habit Health Foods, which posted information about how to reduce systemic inflammation and slow the production of histamine on its Facebook page recently. Histamine is a chemical that white blood cells release into the bloodstream when the immune system is defending itself against possible allergens.

Healthy Habit, which is located at 6029 N. Seventh St., recommends people eat a well-balanced diet that focuses on whole foods, vegetables, healthy fats and low sugar. It suggests consuming foods high in Omega-3 essential fatty acids, as well as fruits that actively decrease antihistamines in the bloodstream. Healthy Habit also recommends eating spices including ginger, which is effective in reducing nasal issues. Early research also indicates that curcumin, which is found in turmeric, also can ease the symptoms of seasonal allergies.

Healthline recommends a low-carb diet to reduce inflammation with a healthy balance of protein, carbs and fat at every meal and avoiding white bread, pasta and other refined carbs.

To learn more, visit www.healthyhabithealthfoods.com.




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