3 Fall Vegetables to Fight Your Allergy Symptoms Naturally
Would you like to fight your seasonal allergies naturally?
I went to the doctor a few weeks ago, and she took one look at my blood test and said, “You are allergic to about everything outside right now.” I looked back at her with my blood shot eyes, running nose and itchy throat and said, “yep.”
I have been an allergy sufferer for years; truly I don’t remember a time in my life where allergies weren’t an issue. I have taken all kinds of allergy medications, but honestly I want to fight my allergies as naturally as possible.
I love that I have the option of medications, but as a constant allergy sufferer, I would love some natural options too.
Foods to Avoid
Interestingly enough, after talking to my doctor and doing some research, I found out that for certain allergies there are certain foods to avoid eating.
We will use ragweed as an example. According to WebMD, if you are allergic to ragweed eating the following foods which have similar proteins as the ragweed pollens can actually worsen symptoms.
- Sunflower seeds
- Chamomile tea
Foods Not to Avoid
While avoiding foods that trigger your allergy symptoms is helpful, there are also foods that may actually help with your allergy symptoms.
According to Organic Gardening there are two ways in which broccoli works to fight allergy symptoms. First, broccoli is high in vitamin C which is allergy-relieving vitamin. The second is that plants in the crucifer family like broccoli have been known to clear out blocked sinuses.
Want to go really natural and grow your own broccoli? View Backyard Gardening – How to Grow Broccoli to find out.
Kale is another green vegetable in the crucifer family. However, that’s not all kale has to offer. It is also high in the carotenoid department, which has a lot of vitamin A. Research has shown that those with allergy problems and asthma often have a low vitamin A.
Please visit the following link for more on how to Grow Kale in For Easy Steps.
Looking for another reason to eat more pumpkin this fall? Well, you’ve found it. Pumpkin, like broccoli and kale, has plenty of those allergy-fighting carotenoids and is high in vitamin A.
Bringing it Home
Fighting seasonal allergies is an uphill battle. By following your doctor’s recommendations and eating these 3 super foods, you might just find the relief you are looking for.
For more information on what the best and worst plants, trees and grasses are for allergy suffers view, Top Plants for Allergy Sufferers.