The snow is melting, temperatures are warming, and summer is on its way. But spring also brings with it itching, sneezing, and watery eyes for those who struggle with allergies.
It’s no secret that spring can be quite the pain. Allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the United States. Prescriptions drugs or over-the-counter meds help, but can be quite expensive.
Certain foods can actually help reduce allergy symptoms. These are things you can find at any local grocery store, and spring comes along, you should consider stalking in your fridge.
Aside from being delicious, pineapples are a great source of Bromelain. This enzyme is used to reduce inflammation, especially of the nose and sinuses.
Foods Rich in Probiotics
Yogurt, pickles, sauerkraut, apple cider vinegar, and kombucha are all excellent sources of probiotics. These foods produce healthy bacteria which can help with a number of ailments. You could not only get help with your allergies, but also strengthen your immune system and have healthier skin too!
A spoon full of honey can help your allergies. Raw honey will help relieve watery eyes, congestion, and pretty much most allergy symptoms because it contains the very pollen your allergies stem from.
Vitamin C works as a natural antihistamine, and luckily, there are a lot of different foods that contain high amounts of it. Since our bodies don’t naturally produce or store vitamin C, it’s important that we get it from other sources. But surprisingly, strawberries, sweet yellow peppers, parsley, broccoli, and kale all have more vitamin C than oranges.
Want to learn more about food allergies? Check out our Allergen Awareness training.