Food allergies (or at least food intolerance) will affect most people at some point in their lives. The right nutrition may help smooth out the effects – juicing for food allergies and food intolerance is an efficient way to boost the internal systems involved in these misfiring reactions.
A food allergy is an abnormal response to something you ate, triggered by the immune system. Histamine is released by certain cells in certain parts of the body, which cause observable symptoms.
There could be a huge number of reason why you’re experiencing a food allergy, and it can be especially frustrating if you’re unable to pinpoint exactly what’s causing it. The steps below should help you move forward from such an event.
Juicing for Food Allergies
There are a few different approaches you can take when juicing for food allergies.
Since there’s something external causing your reaction, the first thing you can do is try and expel it. A good way to do this is to do a Juice Detox. Fasting on juice and smoothies (in particular) will cleanse your colon and remove any lingering nasties from your body which could be causing the allergic reaction to flare up.
Try it for a few days to a week to ‘reset’ your system.
At the same time, juice to boost your immune system. Since food allergies are triggered by the immune system, give it a helping hand and fortify it wherever you can.
Once you’ve rebooted and refortified your system, begin to move to a nutritious diet. Avoid processed and additive laden foods, especially at first since these can be major triggers.
Nutrients which help with Food Allergies
In addition to nutrients which boost the immune system, specifically Vitamin C and Bioflavonoids, Quercetin is especially useful.
Quercetin is a bioflavonoid which is also acts as a natural antihistamine. Since histamine produces the symptoms, Quercetin can help reduce them.
Quercetin is found in deep, dark red and purple fruits. Red grapes, blueberries, red apples, red cherries and blackberries are all great sources.
If you don’t have a juicer, our guide will help you find the right one for your needs and budget.
Vitamin C is found in Kale, Red Pepper, and Collard Greens.
Bioflavonoids are found in Tomato, Cabbage and Sweet Pepper.
Juicing Recipe for Food Allergies
- 1 Red Apple
- 4 large Kale leaves
- 3 large Collard Green leaves
- 3 handfuls of red grapes, blueberries, stoned red cherries, blackberries (Tip: These are better in blended smoothies. Wrap in kale if using a centrifugal juicer)
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