Superfoods for Chronic Hives Relief

ABush | Mar 29th 2016 Apr 10th 2017

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Eating is a huge part of daily life, and so when you’re living with a chronic condition like hives, you want to make sure all those foods you’re eating are helping your body in the best way possible. Here are some foods that may help provide some relief.

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Anchovies

Anchovies are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which have been proven to lessen the intensity of hives in some people. They’re also low in mercury compared to other fish, and they’re high in the antioxidant selenium.

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Mustard greens

Mustard greens are one of the best foods you can eat if you have hives. With their high beta-carotene content, these potent greens have the ability to fight inflammation and help break down histamine.

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Apples

An apple a day really may keep the doctor away, for some. Apples contain high amounts of the bioflavonoid quercetin, which may decrease symptoms related to hives. Quercetin works by stabilizing histamine-containing mast cells.
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Turmeric

Turmeric has been shown to possess strong anti-inflammatory properties that may help protect against hives. This particular spice has been used in Ayurvedic healing and Chinese medicine for centuries.

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Sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a root vegetable and are among the foods that are least likely to cause allergic symptoms. They contain a decent amount of vitamin C and antioxidants, too. They’re also delicious and can be prepared in a multitude of ways.

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Garlic

Garlic is another ancient remedy that may help bring relief from hives symptoms by the way it inhibits the activity of particular inflammation-causing enzymes.

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Flaxseeds

The flaxseed is a literal powerhouse of nutrients. Ground flaxseeds and flaxseed oil are among the best plant-based sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which makes them one of the best foods to eat if you suffer from chronic hives.

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Parsley

Parsley may help reduce the frequency of hives flares, as it inhibits the creation of histamines in the body. It’s an easy garnish to add to many dishes, but don’t overdo it, because it may upset your stomach.

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Dandelion greens

If you don’t mind the bitter taste of dandelion leaves, they’re one of the best sources of beta-carotene, vitamin C, and a fairly decent source of vitamin E - all of which are good at keeping hives at bay. Add them to soups, stews, and salads.

NEXT: Tips for a Low-Histamine Diet
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