You may already know what a nasal polyp is, but in case you do not, here’s a definition. Nasal polyps are benign and painless growths that occur on the lining of the nasal sinuses or passages. They hang down, as a teardrop might. They come about as a result of recurring infection, drug sensitivity, asthma, allergies, or some immune disorders.
Larger nasal polyps may block nasal passages and cause you breathing problems, or loss of smell. They happen more in adults, although they can affect anybody. Medications and surgery can help rid you of nasal polyps, but it is often not a permanent cure. So, here’s how to finally get rid of your polyps for good – 100% natural.
Foods Rich in Minerals/Vitamins
You can do right by yourself and eat foods that contain the best natural vitamins/minerals to combat polyps. For example, a pineapple core contains bromelain, which helps reduce symptoms of sinus infections, while protecting against allergies and asthma.
Magnesium is also an anti-inflammatory, and there are plenty of foods that have it, like leafy greens, legumes, and nuts/seeds. This mineral also relaxes body tissue as an added bonus.
Zinc is another great one. Contained in foods like salmon and chickpeas, zinc is used as a cold remedy. It may help also in the fight against nasal polyps and chronic sinusitis. You can also eat plenty of protein as a way to get your zinc-chicken, cashews, turkey, and yogurt are some great ideas.
Foods to Avoid
There are lots of great foods out there to eat to reduce nasal polyps, but some aren’t so good. Here we will talk about some you should avoid.
First, avoid any foods that cause your allergies to flare up. It may be tempting if you really love the taste of a certain food but do your best to avoid it. Some of the common offenders are pastas, dairy, or breads.
Second, limit your cheese and butter intake. These have been known to inflame nasal polyps. Eggs also have been known to inflame nasal polyps.
You will also want to avoid alcohol, as it can cause swelling of your mucous lining and thus trigger nasal polyp inflammation.
There are other foods to avoid, also- soft drinks, canned veggies, pickles, cereal and other foods containing tartrazine should be avoided. Tartrazine is a food dye.
Recipes You Can Use
It can be difficult to adjust to eating in a new way, but you will thank yourself for following a healthy, balanced diet. Here are a few recipes you can look up and add to your family’s food menu.
- Chicken Soup with Rice and Broccoli- this is a wholesome, filling soup with ingredients that are not known to cause allergic reactions in most people. The broccoli is a healthy way to get beta-carotene, which can help in the fight against nasal polyps. The chicken is a great source of protein.
- Carrot Muffins-if you like to bake and would like a breakfast treat, these muffins are gluten free and have carrots and flaxseed contained within. These two ingredients help in the fight against chronic inflammation, which is associated with nasal polyps.
- Apple and Cinnamon-This is a great snack and easy to prepare. Quercetin is a bioflavonoid found in apples that protects against allergic reactions. Grab an apple and just a ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon and enjoy this healthy snack.
Learning to eat with nasal polyps may be difficult, but we hope this guide has given you some direction. By eating the right foods, you can reduce inflammation and enjoy a greater sense of comfort in your everyday life. Best of all, the foods you can eat are all healthy and available at your local market.
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