Sunday, May 2, 2010

did you know...

Yogurt with live cultures can actually reduce your allergy symptoms.
Now its not for immediate relief of symptoms but an italian study has shown that people who suffer from hay fever who ate 2 cups of yogurt every day for 4 months, had half the amount of histamines in their bodies.
Histamines are released from your immune cells to help protect your body from pathogens. And with the case of allergies, your body interprets harmless pollen as dangerous and releases histamines.
This causes inflammation in the tissue - which is responsible for your stuffy, runny nose.

Helpful tip: there is no need to pay the extra money for probiotic yogurt. All yogurt has live cultures because it is a product of fermentation. Most of the extra "probiotics" in the fancy yogurt are actually dead and not therefore are no help to your body. So save your money and just buy the yogurt you like best.

anti-oxidants have also been shown to help reduce the symptoms of seasonal allergies, so load that yogurt up with lots of fruit like strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries.
Enjoy this healthy, yummy, natural allergy relief!

update:  here is an article I found that gives some information on yogurts effects of seasonal allergies. As well as other foods that can help treat allergies.

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