Allergy-Proof Your Plate: Foods to Help Relieve Seasonal Allergies

Last updated on April 23rd, 2024 at 10:02 am

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Every season brings things to look forward to such as blooming flowers and changing leaves. However, these fun times often come with allergy symptoms. Allergies affect more than 50 million Americans and, whether it is ragweed or pollen, they can fill your adventures with sniffles and sneezes. To help relieve these symptoms, there are a range of home remedies and tricks that you can use, but did you know that your diet can help as well?

Say Yes to Yogurt

Yogurt is full of probiotics which provide a wide variety of health benefits. One lesser-known advantage to eating yogurt is that it can help to improve allergy symptoms. This is because it helps to regulate your gut, which in turn strengthens your immune system.

Tasty Turmeric

Not only does turmeric make food delicious, but it can also help ease allergy symptoms. Its anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory properties come from the active compound curcumin, which can limit the release of histamine. Histamine is a substance produced by your body that triggers sneezing, itching, and congestion.

An Apple a Day

Apples, especially their skin, contain quercetin. This flavonoid (which gives fruit and flowers their color) is a natural antihistamine and works to calm the cells in your body that are responsible for allergic reactions. So, an apple a day really could keep the doctor away, or at least the allergist.

The Best Zest

When you get sick, we all know vitamin C can work wonders. In addition to easing a cold, it has been shown to act as a natural antihistamine by decreasing the production of histamine and breaking down histamine that has already been created. Look to citrus fruits, tomatoes, and potatoes for this essential nutrient.

Spice It Up

For quick relief from nasal congestion, turn to spicy food. It acts as a natural decongestant, helping to thin out mucus and clear airways. Ginger, especially, is a fantastic addition to your meals. It can help to break down toxins, boasts anti-inflammatory benefits, and is excellent for sinus issues.

Homeopathic Solutions

If these dietary solutions don’t provide the results you’re looking for, try AllergyCalm by Boiron. Formulated with pure active ingredients, AllergyCalm relieves itchy and watery eyes, sneezing,  runny nose, itchy throat and nose, and cough associated with upper respiratory allergies.* Find these non-drowsy formulas for adults and kids online at or in a Walmart near you.

*Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.

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