A Mediterranean Diet May Be Good For Kids

A Mediterranean Diet May Be Good For Kids

Janie Lee
Apr 9, 2007

Eating more grapes, oranges and tomatoes may lessen your kids' chances of having hay fever. This according to a recent study looking at Crete children.

We don't know one parent who hasn't at some point worried about the prevalence of allergies and wondered about the causes. This study doesn't answer all of our questions, but it does demonstrate some connection between diet and allergies.

One of the author's of the study said approximately 30% of children have allergies and about half of them exhibit symptoms. In Crete, however, about the same percent of children have allergies, yet almost none exhibit the symptoms.

More than 90% of the children in the study ate oranges, grapes, apples, and fresh tomatoes every week. About 50% ate them every day. Nuts were also a part of their diet.

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