The snow’s melted away and spring is at our doorstep. Aren’t the birds lovely? Listen to them chirping, it’s so pleas— Achoo!
Seasonal allergies can be killer in a completely negative way. Do you feel like your entire spring season is constantly interrupted by sneezing, blowing your nose, dabbing watery eyes, and an overall feeling of crappiness? If so, you may be tempted to head to the pharmacy and grab an OTC antihistamine. Hold it right there, though, our highly allergic friend!
Certain foods may prove useful in your efforts to squash allergy symptoms. Try one of the following five healthy, great-tasting, allergy-fighting foods before you hop in the car and go to CVS.
Apples contain a specific bioflavonoid called quercetin. Quercetin has been shown to help alleviate some of the nastier allergy symptoms.
Magnesium-rich cashews are great to help you get over your springtime sniffles. Magnesium is an antihistamine and a bronchodilator, making cashews a perfect treat to help yourself feel well.
Probiotics in Greek yogurt have been shown to have not only anti-inflammatory, but also anti-allergic properties.
We’d hate to beat a dead horse here (please laugh sympathetically at that pun), but some spices can send a (horse) kick straight to your sinuses, clearing them up immediately. Horseradish tends to be one of them, neigh, it may be the best of them.
Omega-3 fatty acids can function as anti-inflammatory agent, rendering them great for allergy relief. Salmon is packed with these essential fatty acids and is thus a delicious way to get ease runny eyes and incessant sneezing in the spring.