If you are looking for an urticaria diet to help with your symptoms, there are plenty of suggestions out there. There is also a lot of information to have to sort through. Basically, the fundamentals are all the same. This article will help you to find the diet for urticaria that best fits you.
All of the diets that have to do with hives suggest foods that are high in vitamin C. Foods that are high in vitamin C include dark green vegetables and citrus fruits. Some websites suggest that taking vitamin E along with vitamin C is even more affective in helping the immune system. Asparagus, lettuce, peas, and sunflower seed are examples of foods with vitamin E.
As a general rule, stay away from foods that have been fermented. These include cheese, soy products, alcoholic beverages and vinegar. These foods are high in histamines. Foods such as eggplant and spinach are also high in histamine. In addition, high levels of histamine can be found in food additives as well.
Chronic Urticaria Diet
For a chronic urticaria diet, an elimination diet is best. This type of diet removes all the foods that are potential allergens. Read the following to have a better understanding of what should be eaten and what should be eliminated:
Milk and Dairy: You can drink plain milk or ricotta cheese, but do not eat yogurt, buttermilk, or plain cheese.
Breads and Cereals: For the most part, it is fine to eat breads which are homemade or fresh as long as they don’t have artificial colors, artificial flavors, or preservatives. Breakfast cereals should be made of plain grains or oats, cream of wheat or puffed rice. Cookies or pie should be homemade without baking mixes.
Vegetables: you should avoid eggplant, pumpkin, sauerkraut, spinach, tomato, and tomato products.
Fruits: Apple, banana, cantaloupe, figs, grapefruit, and watermelon are examples of fruits that are good for you. Apricot, cherry, orange, pineapple, strawberries and plums are some that should be avoided.
Meat, Poultry, and Fish: Avoid processed meats, leftover cooked meats, and shellfish.
This information was found at Urticaria.thunderworksinc.com. Visit the website for a complete listing of foods to be avoided and those that are okay to eat. You can also find information on the elimination diet at Livestrong.com.
Pressure Urticaria Diet
In 1986 there was a study made in which patients with pressure urticaria were able to manage their urticaria without medications because of a restricted diet (exclusion diet). What they found suggests that food sensitivity may be a factor in this type of urticaria. For a urticaria patient, it also shows how much or a role a healthy diet can play in our body’s recovery. If you would like more information on this study, please visit PubMed.gov.