There is a presence of lycopene and anthocyanin in all red-colored fruits and vegetables. In general, such products are good for health. They are rich in vitamin C, which is a natural antioxidant and which strengthens cell membranes. Also, these vegetables and fruits are antitumor and anti-atherogenic, that means that their regular use reduces the risk of cancer, stroke and myocardial infarction.
These features are especially expressed in watermelons, pink grapefruits, and tomatoes.
Such a beneficial effect on the body makes lycopene, because it is a powerful antioxidant, and the inflammatory process is one of the leading moments in the pathogenesis of cancer and atherosclerosis.
Doctors recommend frying well products containing lycopene because the carotenoid after such processing is maximally absorbed since it is a fat-soluble compound. If you decided to eat an apple, then it’s better to do it after the main meal.
As for the allergy, red fruits and vegetables are capable of causing it, but this is not due to its color. As a rule, allergic reactions are developed in response to an atypical allergen for this area. Allergy to pomegranate is more likely to appear in an area where it doesn’t grow.
Moreover, a lot of modified vegetables and fruits appeared on the markets, and regardless of the color, it is impossible to predict the reaction of the body to such a product.
To protect yourself as much as possible from the risk of developing a food allergy, you should only buy of red fruits and vegetables, that you know well.
If the eaten fruit caused the development of food allergy, the symptoms manifest from a few minutes to two hours after eating this product.
Signs of food allergy:
- skin rash;
- swelling of the throat, lips;
- nausea, vomiting;
- anaphylactic shock.
Usually, an allergy caused by a particular kind of fruit, and not necessarily red. The exception is the allergy to lycopene and anthocyanin.
Visit the doctor, take the course of the prescribed antihistamines, and then refuse to use allergy-causing products if you find symptoms of an allergy.
In severe cases, urgent hospitalization and consultation with an allergist are necessary.