Spring allergies are often caused by the weather and the pollen concentration from the plant kingdom. With less rain, the air is not cleaned as often as it is while raining, thus some allergies are caused by polluted air from smog or second hand smoke (from people smoking or vehicles belching). Since allergies come out because of a weak immune system, strengthening it with proper nutrition is the key to get a hold of the attacks.
Go nuts with nuts
Nuts are high in vitamin E which boosts immunity and protects the body from free radicals causing inflammation and tissue damage, and magnesium which protects against wheezing that often emerges when asthma attacks. Eating the nuts raw can give you micronutrients which are what the body needs. Snacking on peanut butter is also a good alternative.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away
With flavonoids and antioxidants, eating apples regularly helps in fighting asthma and other allergies. Quercetin is the flavonoid that has anti-inflammatory properties. Do not slice the apple with a knife but bite it instead and eat the peel. Eating the apple as a whole (not exempting the peel) makes all the properties act in synergy to make it a super fruit.
Omega-3 fatty acid and fish
Omega-3s are rich in anti-inflammatory properties that can alleviate skin irritations and other “itises” such as dermatitis, arthritis, bronchitis, colitis and helps asthma to a controlled degree. Pregnant women who eat fish have lesser chances of having children with asthma or other allergic diseases. Salmon, tuna and anchovies are the top 3 choices for omega-3 sources.
Get more antioxidants from red grapes
Antioxidants and resveratrol are rich in red grapes. They help reduce the inflammation in the body and protect cells from damage due to oxidation which causes diseases. Since it has immune-boosting compounds, body gets to overpower the allergies. Make sure to bite on the seeds too as they are the most potent in grapes.
Tomatoes help prevent sneezing and swelling
Tomatoes are high in vitamin C and lycopene which is important especially during the sneezing season. It also helps build tolerance against asthma and other respiratory issues. It boosts the immune system and antihistamine, suppressing swelling. You can eat tomatoes raw (not cooked) or you can consume tomato sauce.
Spring allergies often come out and attack because of the lack of proper nutrition that will help the immune system strong. There is no cure for allergies but you have to make sure that you have enough nutrients to make your body stronger so that your allergies will not prevail. Combine with proper breathing and exercise, you will be able to overcome your allergies and enjoy a better life.