British Studies are showing that the Mediterranean Diet’s aspect of having antioxidant-rich foods is linked to the prevention of allergies and asthma symptoms. Scientists conducted a survey for children that are specifically from the
A lot of people seem to think that having allergies or asthma is not a serious condition. The funny thing is that you may think that you don’t have it and eventually develop symptoms for allergies or asthma as you grow older. The knowledge of this study could benefit all of us and it has made me aware of how I should go about my eating habits as well, especially if it is able to help me with these symptoms. At the end of August I began to have symptoms that I have never had in my life. Granted my mom does have Asthma and severe allergies so I’m sure she passed that on to me but it came out of no where. When an individual is suffering from asthma or allergies “their lungs [are] constantly bombarded by foreign bodies, or allergens in the air… [and when] these allergens enter the body, the immune system believes they are harmful….In an effort to protect itself, the body sends out antibodies to fight off the allergens.” It is important to be aware of your health and others around you because you may never know one day when it could possibly affect you.
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Honestly though, what more could you ask for? Studies have shown that “antioxidants are good for heart disease, good for cancer, and how asthma as well.” It’s a NO-Brainer! The Mediterranean Diet contains plenty of antioxidants. What else? Antioxidants help fight bad things in our body! I say, start the Mediterranean diet and give it a try. You will thank yourself for it ten years from now when you’re looking 20 years younger than all of your friends that didn’t listen to you. Start focusing on a healthy new you and get rid of the bad eating habits. You can do it!
Reference: (1) Owings, Laura. “Mediterranean Diet May Prevent Allergies.” ABCNews Internet Ventures. 2008.