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The Best Foods to Help Control Seasonal Allergies

A flat lay of lemon, honey, and ginger as well as other spices.

Seasonal allergies can be a pain to deal with, but these foods can help you manage them

Foods for Seasonal Allergies

Are you also sick and tired of sniffling your way through spring? Hate dealing with runny noses, sneeze attacks, puffy eyes, and headaches? Itchy and scratchy all over? You’re definitely not alone. Seasonal allergies, especially in spring, are a lot more common than you think, and a large contributor is pollen that is in the air.

But other than medication and suffering through them, what are your options, and how can you manage them safely? By adding some of these foods that have allergy-fighting potential:

Ginger and garlic

Ginger and garlic aren’t just flavorful additions to your daily meals. These powerful anti-inflammatory root vegetables are packed with vital nutrients and work by reducing the inflammation in your nasal passages and body in general. This makes them an excellent source of relief and can help you manage seasonal allergies and post-nasal drip, headaches, and other symptoms. Have them in tea, crushed, add them to your food, or eat them raw two-three times a week to see some benefits.

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Citrus fruits

We all know how great citrus, especially Vitamin C is for colds, coughs, the flu, and allergies in general not just seasonal allergies. The high Vitamin C content can bring a lot of relief to those suffering from seasonal allergies. You can get more of it through limes, lemons, oranges, and other seasonal citrus fruits that are both delicious and nutritious. Add more citrus to your diet through smoothies, juices, lemon or lime water, or generally eating more fruit.

Turmeric

Turmeric is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory foods in the world. This spice is commonly used in many cuisines from across the world and has become a favorite for managing different illnesses and health conditions. Allergies are no exception, and you can easily have turmeric with water, milk,  or in the form of supplements to gain some of its allergy-alleviating benefits.

Fatty fish

We all know how important fatty fish are for our health, and they’re surprisingly helpful for allergies too! Varieties such as salmon, which are rich in nutrition like Omega-3, are some of the most beneficial and help strengthen your immunity. The fatty acids are what keep our bodies healthy and protect them against inflammation, allergens, and triggers that may otherwise irritate you--plus they taste incredible, so why not get creative and treat yourself?

Yogurt

Yogurt is loaded with probiotics and good bacteria, which build up immunity, fight off infections and keep the body’s inflammatory response in check. Yogurt has also been studied in its relation to helping manage other allergies such as shellfish, which means that it’s a lot more potent and beneficial than we truly realize.

Tomatoes

Whether you think tomatoes are a fruit or a vegetable, you might be surprised at how great they are for managing allergies and reducing systemic inflammation in the body. Tomatoes are packed with Vitamin C and other essential nutrients that benefit the body in many ways and help reduce the impact of seasonal allergies.

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