When seasonal allergies hit, they hit hard and with no mercy. The worst part is that relief is sometimes nowhere to be found, and the unpleasantness can last for weeks, sometimes even months.
Research shows that eating certain foods can be a bad choice during allergy season. The good news is that there also are foods and drinks you can consume that could help with your allergy troubles. Millions of Americans suffer from allergies, and to many of them it must sometimes seem that the only remedy is to drink an entire bottle of allergy medicine or lock yourself inside the house with the windows sealed. Since neither of those solutions is realistic — or healthy — you may want to try including these delicious foods and drinks into your diet. Nutritious items like salmon and yogurt have properties that can help regulate the immune system and lower the risk of developing an allergic reaction.
Cabbage contains a flavonoid called quercetin, which is believed to help reduce the inflammation associated with allergies. There is support behind the idea that quercetin prevents immune cells from evoking an allergic response, or releasing histamines.
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Flaxseeds, walnuts, and tree nuts are full of omega-3 fatty acids. They are responsible for the production of EPA and DHA in your body, which promotes a healthy functioning immune system. Flaxseeds also contain selenium, which is a significant mineral that can help reduce an allergic response.