We’re in the thick of pollen season, where everything from vehicles to patio furniture is painted a bright yellow, signaling the sign of spring and misery for seasonal allergy sufferers. Luckily, there are simple and natural ways, like changing your eating habits, that help treat and ease the pain of seasonal allergies.
Peanuts, sugar, processed foods, wheat, chocolate, and even your morning cup of coffee are known culprits that act as hay fever catalysts. People also find relief in limiting foods that cause mucus production, such as conventional dairy products and gluten. Additionally, if you are aware of a ragweed allergy avoid melons, bananas, cucumbers, and sunflower seeds, as they can cause allergic reactions in your body and worsen seasonal allergies.
Simple Diet Ideas for Seasonal Allergies You Can Start Today!
If you’re suffering from congestion, incorporating spicy dishes like flavorful curry, can help thin out mucus. Cayenne pepper, garlic, ginger, and cinnamon are your culinary friends! Ginger helps break down toxins in your system and is a great sinus decongestant.
Fresh, Organic Vegetables
Getting your recommended intake of colorful vegetables and clean proteins is always recommended, but especially important during allergy season. Choose nutrient rich veggies like carrots, yams, cabbage, beets, or swiss chard, which is high in Quercetin— a natural compound that fights hay fever and inflammation.
Local Raw Honey
A spoon full of local honey can help relieve watery eyes, congestion and most allergy symptoms because it contains the very pollen your seasonal allergies stem from.
Sauerkraut, kimchi, and kombucha are probiotic-rich foods that increase energy levels, improve digestion and harbor immune boosting powers.
Both bone broth and apple cider vinegar help break up mucus, ease respiratory issues, reduce inflammation, and boost immunity!
While pineapple is delicious all year long, it just seems to taste better when weather heats up. Pineapple is bursting with necessary vitamins and enzymes that help reduce reactions to seasonal allergies. Don’t neglect the pineapples core, as it has the highest concentration of nutrients!
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