What to eat to help with allergies
Menopause drains your immune system. Top it up by eating lots of colourful, fresh, unprocessed fruit and vegetables, rich in vitamins and nutrients. Recent research suggested even more benefits if you up it to 10 portions per day. Think vivid greens, bright reds, deep purples, sunny oranges and yellows for a healthy plate. Try to eat more of the following to boost your immune system:
- Alliums: onion and garlic pack a powerful punch in protecting the immune system.
- Vitamin C: a natural antihistamine. Eat more: dark leafy greens, kiwi fruit, broccoli, berries, citrus fruits, tomatoes, peas and peppers.
- Omega-3 can help reduce inflammation and produce an oily barrier to keep skin hydrated and reduce itching. Remember the acronym SMASH when meal planning: salmon, mackerel, anchovies, sardines and herring are all good. Eat unsalted nuts, milled linseed and eggs too.