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Home remedies to treat food allergies

Avoid Food Allergens

A key part of relieving the symptoms of food allergies is identifying the foods responsible for the distress and eliminating them from your diet.

To identify food allergens, write down everything you ate or drank in the 2 to 3 days prior to allergic symptoms appearing. Then, look for foods that were new to your body. Avoid such foods completely until your condition improves.

Probiotic Foods

To ease symptoms like stomach pain and diarrhea, eat more probiotic foods. They contain a high amount of ‘good’ bacteria (lactobacilli) that help restore the natural balance of your gut bacteria and treat digestive problems. Such foods also boost your immune system.

When it comes to probiotic foods, the best option is yogurt with ‘live’ or ‘active’ cultures. Try to eat 2 to 3 cups of plain, unsweetened yogurt daily.
Other good probiotic foods are kefir, sauerkraut, miso, kimchi, tempeh and so on. Include 2 or 3 probiotic foods in your diet for 1 to 2 weeks.

Lemon

Lemon is an excellent immune-boosting citrus fruit that can prevent food allergies as well as treat the symptoms. It even works as an antitoxin product to help flush toxins from your system. It also keeps your body alkaline.

Add the juice of 1 lemon to a cup of warm water.
Add some honey and mix well.
Drink it on an empty stomach first thing in the morning and a few times during the day.
Continue daily until the symptoms are gone.

Green tea is one of the best home remedies for treating stomach symptoms associated with food allergies. In addition, it has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antihistamine properties. It also helps your digestive system function properly as well as boost your immune system.

Put 1 to 2 teaspoons of good quality green tea in a cup and pour hot water over it.
Cover and allow it to steep for a few minutes.
Strain, then add some honey and lemon for taste.
Drink 3 to 4 cups of green tea throughout the day.