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Cretan Diet For Less Allergies


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#1 yannis_s

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 11:32 AM

Cretan diet for less allergies

Let’s take a short trip to the island of Crete. While skin allergies are common here, nasal allergies and wheezing are rare. Why?
Cretan diet consists of fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, olive oil, and nuts. The natural foods in the Mediterranean diet are high in antioxidants. Antioxidants protect cells from the oxidative damage that causes diseases, and they have immune-boosting compounds.

In a study published in the journal Thorax, researchers found that Crete islanders who ate a Mediterranean diet had fewer allergies. They noted that diet staples such as nuts, grapes, oranges, apples, and fresh tomatoes were protective against allergies. The researchers also reported that eating margarine increased the risk of allergies and wheezing. This is because margarine is made with unhealthy fat that boosts inflammation.

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 07:46 PM

When grape season is here on Crete and the grapes are luscious and ripe: I practically eat only grapes. Now I know why I feel so energetic during that time of year!
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