Allergy is considered a disease of our time, expressed in increased sensitivity to certain substances, products, materials. The most common types of allergies are: pollen, dust, food, medicine, animal dander, insect bites.
To alleviate the condition of the body, with an exacerbation of allergies, there are two ways: by taking medication, or by following a hypoallergenic diet. The diet will be equally effective, regardless of the type and severity of allergies, whether sudden or chronic, in the form of atopic dermatitis. Allergy is a serious disorder in the body, and requires a visit to a doctor.
Recommendations for a hypoallergenic diet are just a small part of what you are allowed to do on your own.
Hypoallergenic diet menu
A person who adheres to such a diet is able to eliminate the food that provokes allergic reactions.
According to the research of nutritionists, all products were divided into three groups: low-allergenic, medium-allergenic and high-allergenic.
Allowed and healthy foods for allergies:
- all types of cereals, except for corn,
- all types of dried fruits,
- unleavened dough products,
- vegetables and fruits that are green or yellow. These are asparagus, cucumbers, apples, cabbage, greens, yellow cherries, gooseberries, pears,
- compotes, jelly, and green fruit jelly,
- red meat,
- dairy products,
Foods to be eaten with caution:
- fruits and vegetables that are orange or red, and also jelly, juices and compotes from them,
- chicken and eggs,
- strawberries, raspberries, strawberries,
- fish and caviar,
- black and red currants.
Strictly prohibited foods for all types of allergies:
- all citrus fruits, with the exception of lemon,
- shop confectionery,
- chocolate, coffee, cocoa,
- lamb, veal, turkey and rabbit meat,
- olive oil,
- any smoked meats,
- celery sorrel,
- smoked, canned, salted, pickled, and spicy foods,
Of course, you cannot eat a kilogram of cucumbers or apples, which are allowed in the diet, at one time. Even an absolutely healthy body can react to such a load completely unexpectedly, and expressed in the form of allergies. Moderation should be in everything. And the best solution would be fractional meals, in order to be able to track the occurrence of a possible allergy.
Sample menu of a hypoallergenic diet for 7 days
- Breakfast: cottage cheese with the addition of sour cream and sugar, tea.
- Dinner: vegetable soup, a slice of boiled beef, green apple, kefir.
- Dinner: buckwheat porridge, stewed vegetables, jelly.
- Breakfast: oatmeal with the addition of butter and dried fruits, green or black tea, to choose from.
- Dinner: vegetable soup, boiled pork, compote.
- Dinner: rice porridge, steam cutlet, yellow apple, kefir.
- Breakfast: sandwich with cheese and butter, tea, yogurt.
- Dinner: vegetable broth, a slice of beef, compote.
- Dinner: mashed potatoes, braised pork, banana.
- Breakfast: boiled pasta with the addition of butter, tea, pear.
- Dinner: vegetable soup with meat, dried fruit compote.
- Dinner: vegetable stew, apple, tea.
The fifth day
- Breakfast: dry biscuits with butter, tea, banana and pear salad with yogurt.
- Dinner: vegetable broth, steamed beef cutlet, banana, compote.
- Dinner: wheat porridge with stewed vegetables, tea.
- Breakfast: cottage cheese casserole, tea.
- Dinner: vegetable broth, a slice of boiled beef, compote.
- Dinner: buckwheat porridge, yogurt, banana.
- Breakfast: bread with butter and boiled meat, pear, tea.
- Dinner: vegetable soup, steam cutlet, banana, compote.
- Dinner: oatmeal, fresh vegetable salad with herbs, kefir.
Advice from professional nutritionists
Be sure to pay attention to the fact that every day at lunch you need to eat soups for the proper functioning of housing and communal services. The basis should always be based only on vegetable broth, since meat broth can provoke allergic reactions.
As snacks, it is allowed to use cottage cheese, yoghurts, fruits, vegetables, and tea can be drunk with the addition of lemon.
If you hold out on this type of food for at least one week, then you will immediately feel a surge of additional strength. Firstly, thanks to a healthy and balanced diet, the body will be able to cleanse itself of toxins and toxins. Secondly, by eliminating possible allergens from the diet as much as possible, it will become easier to monitor the dynamics of allergies and draw conclusions for yourself.
Adults can follow this diet for no more than three weeks, and children for a maximum of 9 days. If at the end of the diet it becomes noticeable that the state of health has improved, then gradually you need to add previously prohibited foods. This should be done at intervals of three days for each new product, because an allergic reaction may not appear immediately. This diet is also called non-specific.
In the event that there is no improvement, it is necessary to gradually exclude moderately allergenic, and then low-allergenic foods. You can limit the diet only under the supervision of a specialist. For a more accurate identification of allergies, doctors are recommended to write down your diet in a diary, and how the body reacts to each product.
You should eat taking into account all the body's needs for vitamins and minerals. You cannot overeat, because the extra food particles will not be digested, but will only poison the body.
Protein-rich foods must be combined with vegetables, in which case the fiber they contain will block the penetration of allergens into the bloodstream.
This type of dietary food is suitable for absolutely all adults, children, and even nursing mothers.