We all love to experience different seasons and weather conditions. The changing season brings about a break from the monotonous life along with a truck load of terrible allergies. Read on to know about the ways to counter these allergies and allergic symptoms by consuming some of the commonly available food products.
With the turn of a season, many people end up suffering from a cough, cold, congestion, fever, and various other allergies that deter their enthusiasm. Try to include these very potent foods that will help to boost your immunity and ease the seasonal allergic symptoms.
- Pineapple is loaded with bromelain, which is an enzyme with anti-inflammatory properties that may reduce nasal swelling and makes it easier for you to breathe. Eating pineapple during sessional change may also inhibit allergic airway disease and asthma. You may enjoy the pineapple slices as such, in salsa, as fruit slaw, juice or grilled to pamper your taste buds.
- Onions contain the flavonoid quercetin, which is a potent antioxidant compound and has anti histamine properties. Quercetin blocks the production and release of histamines and can be found in apples, berries, cilantro, citrus fruits, red wine, capers, dill, and black and green tea. You may use onion as onion soup, add to various curries, broths, salads or to any savory preparation of your choice.
- Turmeric has curcumin, which is an anti inflammatory compound and inhibits the release of histamines, controls allergies response, decreases oxidative stress, increases nasal airflow, and supports the immune system. You may use turmeric as turmeric milk or in numerous curries, broths, soups, and savory preparations.
- Kefir contains probiotics, which enhances immune response and helps to treat seasonal allergies. You may use kefir as ranch dressing, in sweet potato soup, curries, or to prepare various desserts.
- Tuna is loaded with omega 3 fatty acids, which has an anti inflammatory effect and may decrease the risk of allergic rhinitis. You may use tuna in many savory preparations such as pizza, pasta, curry or enjoy them grilled.
- Oranges are rich in vitamin C that works as an anti histamine agent, and quercetin which reduces inflammation. You may enjoy oranges as such, in various sweet and savory dishes, as juice, or marmalades. Vitamin C is also found in broccoli, strawberries, bell pepper, and papaya.
- Honey may control the seasonal allergy if locally available honey is consumed at the beginning of the changing season. Locally produced honey, if used unfiltered and raw, has an anti inflammatory effect and can be enjoyed as such or added to various sweet and savory preparations of your choice.