Plant-based diet for allergy

This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.

Diet for allergies


A suitable diet can solve many allegies.

It has been shown that eating foods rich in vitamins C, B, E and A and minerals like zinc may help treat or prevent allergies appearance


Vitamins for allergy


Oranges contain a lot of vitamin C

  • Vitamin C: Among the foods rich in this vitamin we have the peppers, one of the plants in the world that has more quantity, after the acerolla (L Malpighia glabra) or dog rose (Rosa canina). Citrus (oranges, lemons, grapefruit, etc.) are also very rich in it.
  • B vitamins: They can be obtained from whole grains (wheat, oats, barley, etc.) Nuts (hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts), vegetables (cabbage, cauliflower, spinach, radishes, endives, lettuce…) yeast, etc..
  • Vitamin E: Vegetables, green vegetables and vegetables rich in oil, are those with more of this vitamin, such as, for example, purslane, asparagus, lettuce, peas, nuts, wheat germ or sunflower seeds, which are those with the highest content.
  • Vitamin A: it can be obtained through the carotenoids, especially beta-carotene, found in many orange, red or yellow, plant foods, especially carrots, purslane (Portulaca oleracea L.), spinach (Spinacia oleracea L), carrot (Daucus carota L), watercress (Nasturtium officinale R. BR), borage (Borago officinalis L.), basil (Ocimum basilicum L.), pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo L.), tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum MILLER) Coriander (Coriandrum sativum L.), asparagus (Asparagus officinalis L.), dandelion (Taraxacum officinale Weber)
  • Foods rich in anthocyanidins: Among the virtues that we should highlight of the anthocyanidins include anti-inflammatory properties, capable of neutralizing the inflammatory effects of histamine and prostaglandins exert on body tissues. It will be very convenient for people with arthritis, allergy, asthma, rheumatism and other inflammatory processes to eat generous portions of blueberries.


  • Foods rich in zinc are: celery, asparagus, borage, figs, potato, aubergine, etc.



Foods excluded in the diet for allergy: The main foods that produce food allergies are: seafood, fish, eggs, nuts, chocolate, corn, peanuts, strawberries, tomatoes, citruses, wheat or the soybean.

The best option to verify than foods can be eaten and that foods cannot be eaten it is to go on a “Diet of exclusion of few foods“, medically checked, that lasts six weeks. Once found that this diet foods are not harmful, you can gradually add new foods to complete it.


See the listing above “Types of allergy” for a fuller explanation of each of the problems and the best herbal medicine.

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Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

22 April, 2019

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