10 Delicious Remedies for Fall Allergies

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Allergy season is upon us, and taking care of yourself might mean adding these tasty and nutritious foods to your diet

10 Delicious Remedies for Fall Allergies

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.

Cabbage

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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.

Flaxseeds

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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.

Garlic

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Adding garlic to your meals will not only give you a zest of flavor, but can also lower the risk of an allergic reaction. A study found that garlic helps by blocking the production of the chemicals that cause allergic reactions.

Green Tea

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Both green tea and herbal tea contain natural antihistamines, which prevent your body from making chemicals when it comes into contact with whatever you’re allergic to. Swap out your morning coffee with a cup of tea to start your day allergy-free. 

Kale

Kale

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Similar to broccoli and other members of the crucifer family, kale is packed with vitamin A, which is thought to help alleviate allergy symptoms. People with low vitamin A in the body are more likely to have asthma and allergy problems. 

Oranges

Although you may be tempted to take a vitamin C supplement, the best way to get your daily dose is by consuming foods rich in vitamin C. Oranges, red peppers, and strawberries are great sources of vitamin C, which can help control allergy symptoms.

Salmon

Omega-3 fatty acids, found in wild-caught salmon, are beneficial for reducing the symptoms of allergies. In one study, 23 adults with asthma took an omega-3 supplement or a placebo for five weeks, and those taking the omega-3s had lower levels of airway inflammation. 

Turmeric

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You may recognize the taste of turmeric in your favorite Indian curry. The spice has a powerful anti-inflammatory response and it can be taken as a supplement or used to liven up your meals.

Yogurt

Yogurt and other fermented foods contain probiotics, which are the "friendly bacteria” in your body, according to the National Institutes of Health. On nutrient labels, these probiotics are listed as Lactobacillus or Bifidobacterium and are similar to bacteria found in your digestive tract. They can help regulate your immune system so you'll have fewer allergy symptoms.

Wasabi

Wasabi

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The little green blob of wasabi that is served with your sushi does more than just add heat to your food. Due to the spiciness, wasabi could help open up your nose, helping you breathe better when you have allergy symptoms.