Mediterranean Diet – Antioxidant Rich in Vegetable , Fruits and Grains

According to British new research , Children in the Greek Islands are less susceptible from allergies and asthma suggesting the Mediterraian diet which is antioxidant rich in vegetable , fruts and nuts.

This is following a survey in the Greek island and found from the parents of nearly 700 children about their dietary habits. They found that at least twice a day, eight out of 10 children ate fresh fruit, and two-thirds ate fresh vegetables.

These health diet habit have direct link to benefit strongest in terms of respiratory problems were less likely to develop air or skin allergies, or asthma symptoms.

Many adults and children suffer from allergies and asthma, their lungs constantly bombarded by foreign bodies, or allergens in the air. When these allergens — such as pollen and dust — enter the body, the immune system believes they are harmful. In an effort to protect itself, the body sends out antibodies to fight off the allergens.

However , there is a side effect associated with it.The chemical produced called histamine is responsible for the allergies symptoms such as a runny nose, itchy eyes, or a sore throat.

“What the body needs is a balance between what we breathe in, and the body’s reaction,” says study author Dr. Paul Cullinan, from the Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London.

“In Crete, hardly any children have allergies,” Cullinan says. “One explanation is their diet.”

One of the Mediterranean healthy diets is full of nuts variety.Its positive effect especially magnesium punch of walnuts or almonds which can boost lung power and protect against asthma according to abcnews.

So a better living lifestyle starts from healthy diet.