Springtime is near and, unfortunately, this time of year brings a lot of misery
to people in the form of red, watery eyes, runny noses, and sneezing. Pollen
levels increase and, thus, increase allergic symptoms. There are many who suffer
from allergies throughout the whole year from offending allergens such a animal
dander and dust mites.
One way to help decrease the severity of your allergies
is to boost your immunity with immune-enhancing foods. These foods will have
high levels of vitamin C, magnesium, beta-carotene, and
It has been shown to decrease production of histamine, thus reducing an
immediate allergic episode. It is a natural antihistamine. It helps relieve
allergic symptoms and prevents inflammatory reactions.
Green and red peppers, strawberries, kiwi, oranges, potatoes, cabbage
When converted to Vitamin A, it helps boost immunity and keeps the
respiratory system working optimally. It also is a powerful antioxidant.
Sweet potatoes, kale, spinach. carrots, winter squash, collard greens
May reduce constricted airways in asthma by relaxing the muscles around the
bronchial tubes. It can buffers the acidic stage of an allergic reaction. Some
think a deficiency in magnesium can release histamine.
Almonds, spinach, avocados, oysters, seeds, peanuts, buckwheat
Rich in bioflavonoids. It can reduce allergic reactions by having an
antihistamine effect. It also decreases inflammation
Apples, cranberries, grapefruit, grapes, pears, spinach, kale, cabbage
In addition, ginger is a natural antihistamine and decongestant. It
may provide some relief from allergy symptoms by dilating constricted bronchial