What Foods You Should Eat to Fight Seasonal Allergies?

You tend to spend a lot of time searching for cure when seasonal allergy arrives, you pop up many medicines to avoid them but still they barge into your body, making life uncomfortable for you. These allergies are like a test in your life. Every test in life makes us bitter or better. Every problem comes to break us or make us, The choice is ours, whether we become victim or victor.

What are the Symptoms of Allergy?

  • You begin sneezing, runny nose, wheezing, mild fever, itching eyes and off & on headache, thus diluting your physical personality. You are ready to do anything to eliminate such hiccups, by hook or by crook.

How to Tackle Allergy SYmptoms

  • You might opt for getting any medicine, it does keep them at bay, but for a few days allergy recurs with more force.
  • Then you regret that why didn’t I find a permanent cure, now why cry over the spilled milk.
  • Medicine do have their effects, but certain foods are also present that can minimize such allergic effects quite nicely.
  • Fresh fruits and veggies are great for overall health, but some of them should be consumed regularly to prevent these allergies from happening every season.
  • Haven’t you heard prevention is always better than cure.’ So try eating the following foods to avoid and tackle various allergies. Never allow them to happen this season.
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Here are the fruits and veggies to avoid seasonal allergies

Pineapple:

  • Pineapple has an abundance of bromelain, an enzyme that has anti-inflammatory effects on the body and has the ability to clear nasal airways by reducing their swelling and makes breathing easier. It has the ability to reduce the mucus present in the airways and is also considered good for healing asthma.
  • Studies also show that it inhibits the development of allergic airway diseases and asthma. Just the 79 mg of vitamin C that it contains in every cup can help you control your symptoms and leave the sniffles and the runny nose behind.
  • Vitamin C can help you by inhibiting the inflammatory cells from releasing histamine, the catalyst that causes the allergies.
  • In addition to its histamine combating powers, vitamin C also provides allergy relief by lowering inflammation, which is the key to underplaying allergies.
  • Vitamin C is an anti-oxidant, meaning it counteracts the inflammatory effects created by free radicals.
Pineapple

How to Use

  • Grill thick slices of Pineapple until they alter their color to a little brownish and then serve them with coconut ice-cream.
  • Combine chopped pineapple slices, minced jalapenos, cilantro, lime juice and diced red peppers and make a tropical salsa, serve it nicely.
  • Shred the cabbage, mix it in pineapple cubes, add chopped mint, slice the red onions and light mayo based dressing, you get a fruity salad to be eaten beforehand to avoid allergies.

Onions:

  • Onions possess a flavonoid called quercetin that is potent in having anti-oxidant properties, which acts as an antihistamine manner by hindering the production and release of histamine compounds that are guilty of causing these miserable allergies.
  • It also hangs around the neck of many other allergies and inflammations. There are many other food items that contain quercetin like apples (particularly the skinned ones), red wine, capers, elderberry, dill, cilantro, black and green tea, citrus fruit like orange, lemon & grapefruits etc. and banana peppers.

How to Use

  • Get Half a dozen yellow onions, toss them into olive oil, keep roasting till they become golden and then drizzle with balsamic vinegar and eat.
  • Fry onions in butter and add vegetable broth, thyme & sherry.
  • Cook them until the onions become soft, garnish their top by sprinkling with grated cheese.
  • A bowl of onion soup is ready which is yummy & has lots of strength in driving away the seasonal allergies.

Turmeric:

  • Turmeric holds a royal post in your spice rack of the kitchen, especially the Indian ones.
  • Turmeric has a main ingredient, curcumin that blocks the release of histamine in an effective way, persuades allergic response and reduces oxidative stress.
  • Curcumin also has the power to enhance the nasal airflow and thus making breathing easier.
  • It also supports the immune system response in the people who already have some allergy.

How to Use

  • Mix turmeric with fat & black pepper to improve its absorption and availability.
  • You can also sprinkle its powder while cooking your various dishes to enhance the flavor and enjoy the various benefits, which in fact are true.
  • Cook vegetables in coconut milk, turmeric root, curry paste, and black pepper until these become tender, now stir turmeric, ground black pepper, coconut oil and also add a pinch of saffron into cooked rice.
  • Add a fair amount of turmeric powder and black pepper to eggs that are scrambled with onions.
  • Eat this cooked dish in a tasty way and reap the benefits of turmeric and keep all allergies at bay.

Yogurt:

  • Yogurt and other pro-biotics must be included in your diet to avoid and heal seasonal allergies. Pro-biotics are famous for containing the friendly bacteria.
  • In fact these are listed on different labels of yogurt as containing lactobacillus or bifidobacterium and these resemble a lot with bacteria that is usually found in the digestive system.
  • Pro-biotics can be traced in yogurt, fermented milk, dietary supplements and miso can help in making the movement of immune system regular, so that it minimizes the chances of growth of any allergy.

Local Honey:

  • Swallowing local honey is like having shots to erase an allergy.
  • While the allergy shots have a concrete proof that can lower the allergy symptoms, whereas honey doesn’t have a solid proof but practically it does provide you the benefits.
  • When a person keeps swallowing local raw honey regularly, he/she seem to be ingesting local pollen.
  • With the passage of time he/she might become less sensitive to this pollen, resulting in fewer sprouting of allergy symptoms.
  • It may not work for you, but what’s wrong in giving it a try, at least it doesn’t cost a fortune and has no side effects.
Ayurvedic Treatment of allergies

Other Useful Fruits and Veggies

  • There are many other foods like garlic, tempeh, avocado, spinach, Brussels sprouts, red grapes, water melon, mango, papaya, kombucha, cauliflower, black plums, flaxseeds, tomatoes, sweet potatoes etc.
  • Also help in stopping the allergies from ambushing your body in every season.
  • Mostly they have no impact on your overall health, but can make you irritable, disturbing your routine and everybody wants to get rid of them.
  • Before the next season, you need to consult your doctor before proceeding and he/she can guide you better on which food can halt your seasonal allergy.

Note

  • Just remember one thing that all the fruits and veggies should be organic, otherwise, you will not be able to reap in the maximum benefits.