10 foods that sock it to your seasonal allergies

We’re rapidly moving into spring now…

The flowers will be blooming, birds will be singing, the grass will turn a vibrant green… and, your seasonal allergies will be back in full force.

The sniffling, sneezing, running nose and itchy watery eyes that make you miserable will make their appearance again.

But, you don’t have to reach for those anti-histamines that can leave you feeling funky and drowsy and off your game — just when you want to be playing in the warm weather.

Instead, you can reach for something far more natural… like these 10 foods that can help alleviate your allergy symptoms and make the season enjoyable again.

Allergy-fighting food #1 – Peppers

One of the most important things to look for in foods in order to decrease your seasonal allergy problems is vitamin C, since studies have shown this immune-system booster can help you feel better fast.

And, peppers, especially yellow peppers, are packed full of the vitamin. Use them in omelets for a savory breakfast, in colorful salads, or in your favorite stir fry to spice things up.

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Allergy-fighting food #2 – Berries

Like peppers, berries give you a big punch of vitamin C. Use them to top off your cereal, as a sweet pick-me-up in the afternoon or to create a yummy yogurt parfait.

Allergy-fighting food #3 – Yogurt

And, speaking of yogurt, this probiotic-packed food could also help you find relief from your seasonal allergies. You see, probiotics like Lactobacillus acidophilus have been shown to decrease allergy symptoms and improve the quality of life for allergy sufferers. Just be sure to look for yogurts that contain live bacteria to get the most benefit — and not so much sugar.

Allergy-fighting food #4 – Fish

A big part of reducing your allergy symptoms is reducing the level of inflammation in your body. And, for this, you can’t beat omega-3 oils, like those you find in oily fish. Try salmon, tuna, anchovies and mackerel — all good choices to get your omega-3 fix.

Allergy-fighting food #5 Nuts and seeds

Other omega-3 powerhouses include chia seeds, walnuts and flax seeds so don’t forget to include these in your anti-allergy diet. Add flax and chia seeds to your smoothies and top off your morning oatmeal and even your salad with a healthy sprinkling of walnuts.

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Allergy-fighting food #6 – Green tea

Although technically a drink rather than a food, no discussion of allergies and how to achieve natural relief would be complete without talking about green tea.

That’s because studies have shown the compounds in this antioxidant-rich tea may block your allergic receptors, keeping you from spending your days sneezing, itching and dripping.

Allergy-fighting food #7 Onions

Quercetin is a compound that studies have repeatedly shown blocks the release of the histamines that leave you suffering. And, one of the best food sources for the powerful little nutrient can be found in onions.

Allergy-fighting food #8 – Garlic

Garlic is a powerful immune-system booster, something you need in order to be able to fight off both your allergy symptoms and the sinus infections that often come with them. Do more of your cooking with garlic, or if you’re especially brave, add raw garlic to your diet as well for the most immune-boosting effects.

Allergy-fighting food #9 – Turmeric

By now, you’ve probably heard of turmeric. It’s being researched for its power in fighting everything from heart disease and arthritis to cancer. And, it might just be the key to warding off your allergy symptoms too.

That’s because turmeric is not just anti-inflammatory, it’s also what’s known as an immune system modulator. Basically, it helps prevent the release of histamine, one of the main causes of hay fever, which means you suffer less when allergy season rolls around.

Allergy-fighting food #10 Pineapple

Bromelain, an enzyme found in pineapple, has been proven in scientific studies to reduce your sensitivity to allergens. In other words, although the spring pollens will still be floating around, you could be sneeze-free.

Don’t let the allergens that come with the changing seasons trap you indoors. Start including the allergy-fighting foods above in your daily diet to get relief from your seasonal allergies.

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

By Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst is a board-certified Doctor of Chiropractic, with more than 20 years of experience. She has dedicated herself to helping others enjoy life at every age through the use of alternative medicine and natural wellness options. Dr. Schmedthorst enjoys sharing her knowledge with the alternative healthcare community, providing solutions for men and women who are ready to take control of their health the natural way.