Dietary And Lifestyle Advice For People With Food Allergy

The allergens tend to the foods that are difficult to digest such as wheat, peanuts, dairy products etc. These difficult to digest foods strain the digestive system and tend to remain stagnant in the gut. The longer it stays stagnant in the digestive tract, the more the body starts to perceive as a foreign invader. It starts fermenting in the intestines and metabolic waste (ama) is produced. A high volume of these metabolic toxins overwhelms the liver and stresses the immune system, making a person highly reactive and likely to develop an Food, skin and nasal allergies.

So, it is highly recommended to augment your diet and lifestyle accordingly.

For dietary changes, making a list of allergy causing food ingredients and avoiding them immensely is the only way out in modern medical science but in Ayurveda, food allergies can be managed successfully.

Some Dietary Changes for the Patients of Food Allergies

Foods to Include:

  • Include warming spices like turmeric, cinnamon, cumin, coriander, cardamom in your cooking.
  • Tea prepared from cumin, coriander and fennel is quite beneficial.
  • Light and easily digestible food.
  • Frequent intake of small amounts of lukewarm water.
  • More fiber contains fruits and vegetables.
  • Take green food stuff once a day.
  • Apples, Blueberries, Cherries.
  • Take old rice, buckwheat, ragi, whole corn, millets and gluten free oats.
  • Take herbs like fennel, cumin and curry leaves regularly. This will improve your digestive fire – Agni as well as enhance absorption also that will stimulate digestive enzyme secretions which will further improve digestion, absorption and clear away the accumulated toxins out of the body.
  • One of the fruits or fresh juice of Dadima (Pomegranate) or Apple in morning breakfast time on a daily basis is mandatory and part of treatment.
  • Bilva (Bael) Fruit juice or fruit in the afternoon with meals on a daily basis is a mandatory and part of the line of treatment.
  • Old basmati rice (>3 months), barley, moong dal, saffron, yellow and green lentils.

Foods to Avoid:

  • Insoluble Fiber Foods That Are Hard To Digest: fruits with skin and seeds, raw green vegetables.
  • High Fat Foods: Butter, margarine, and cream, as well as fatty, fried, or greasy food, spicy and sour food.
  • High Lactose Diet: Sugar found in dairy, such as milk, cream cheese, and soft cheeses.
  • Frozen, Packaged & Processed Food That contains food additives, dye and artificial sweeteners.
  • Yeast Fermented Food: Cakes and bakers and yeast fermented beverage items like soft drinks.
  • Foods Prepared From Refined Flour: bread, pasta, noodles, biscuits, cookies etc.
  • Non – Vegetarian Food: meat and poultry and sea foods.

Lifestyle Advice for Food Allergy Patients:

  • Develop a daily pranayama routine that includes Ujjayi Pranayam (ocean-sounding breath), Bhastrika (Bellows Breath) and Kapalbhati (Skull-Polishing Breath).
  • Exercise daily for 30 minutes. 
  • Try to remain stress free. Meditate for 30 minutes regularly.

Some Healthy Food Recipes for People With Food Allergy

Recipe No. 1


  • Pitted Dates – 150 g 
  • Water – 4 tbsp
  • Dairy free spread – 100 g
  • Golden syrup – 1 tbsp
  • Gluten free oats – 175 g

How to Prepare:

  1. Blend dates and water together.
  2. Take dairy free spread and golden syrup and melt them together in a saucepan gently.
  3. Mix oats in the above mixture until fully coated.
  4. Bake at 180°C for 10-15 minutes.

Recipe No. 2

Pineapple and Coconut Cream Smoothie


  • Pineapple – 500 g
  • Water – ½ cup
  • Coconut cream – 270 ml

How to Prepare:

Add all the ingredients in a blender and blend until a smooth consistency. The smoothie is easy to prepare and healthy too. 

Recipe No. 3

Bael/Wood apple Smoothie


  • 1 ripe bael (Aegle marmelos)
  • Water: 1 cup
  • Lactose free milk (chilled): 1 cup
  • Honey: 2 tbsp
  • Dates: 2

How to Prepare:

  1. Break the shell of the bael fruit and scoop out of the pulp with a spoon into a large bowl.
  2. Strain the pulp in a bowl with a strainer. Squeeze out all the pulp that is sticked to the seeds as well as which are sticked to the seeds as well.
  3. In a grinding jar, add bael pulp, lactose free milk, honey and dates and blend for 2 minutes.

Recipe No. 4

Herbal Tea:

When it comes to food allergies, this Ayurvedic herbal tea is a game changer. It is a combination of easily available spices like: cumin, coriander and fennel.


  • Cumin seeds – ½ teaspoon
  • Coriander seeds – ½ teaspoon
  • Fennel seeds – ½ teaspoon
  • Water – 4-5 cups

How to Prepare:

Heat the water in a stainless- steel pot over high heat. Add the seeds and allow the tea to boil for 5-10 minutes. Strain out the seeds, place in an insulated thermos and sip throughout the day.

Ayurvedic Product for Food Allergy:

Aahar Amrutham Ras: Best Herbal Juice to keep you free from Allergies!!

IAFA has manufactured Aahar Amrutham Ras for the successful management of food allergy. It is purely based on the principles of Ayurveda and useful in reducing long standing inflammation in the digestive tract and it also heals and rejuvenates the intestines. It contains 5 herbs that are useful in wide types of food allergies. These herbs are: Choti Dudhi (Euphorbia thymifolia), Nirgundi (Vitex negundo), Shrifal (Aegle marmelos), Bhoomi Amla (Phyllanthus niruri) and Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa).

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About Dr. Sahil Gupta (B.A.M.S., M.H.A.)

Dr. Sahil Gupta completed his Bachelor of Ayurveda in Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) and Master’s Degree in Health Administration (MHA) India. He is Registered Ayurvedic Doctor & Vaidya in India having Registration No. 23780. He is the CEO and founder of IAFA. After completing BAMS, Dr. Sahil Gupta started practicing Ayruveda by giving prime importance to allergic disorders management. He became the first Ayurvedic doctor to cure Food Allergies through Ayurveda.

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