Fight Allergies with Food


If pollen is making you miserable, a cure could be waiting in the produce aisle. Eating broccoli sprouts may help you breathe easier, say UCLA researchers. In the study, people who ate 200g of sprouts for 3 days saw up to a 200% increase in the ­production of proteins that make antioxidants in their nasal cells. The scientists believe these antioxidants help fight off the inflammation that causes allergies. Credit the sprouts’ high content of sulforaphane, which triggers the increase, says study co-author Marc A Riedl, MD.




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