Eating raspberries every day can be as relieved as steroids for those with skin itching allergies, known as contact allergies, according to a new study from Ohio State University,media reported. In this case, exposure to certain things can cause inflammation, redness and itching of the skin — especially black raspberries that reduce symptoms such as skin inflammation, redness and itching in mice used in the study.
Contact allergies — essentially a further development of urticaria — are an autoimmune disease experienced when someone comes into contact with certain irritants. A study by Oregon State University found that compounds in black raspberries appear to regulate cells and then tell the immune system when to activate to reduce the resulting inflammation.
The researchers said it was surprising that eating blackberries regularly had a significant effect on the immune response associated with skin allergies. Three weeks later, the researchers observed this positive effect in mice that ate foods rich in raspberries.
So how many black raspberries does a person have to eat to achieve the same effect? Just one, at least based on the results observed in mice. This positive change in diet seems to be limited to skin allergies, but is also expected to reduce inflammation associated with certain diseases, such as certain cancers.