How To Fight Fall Allergies the Natural Way
Are you one of the many Americans struggling with fall allergies?
Do you hate the way the decongestants make you feel?
Many Americans all over the county find themselves year after year, fall after fall staying inside and struggling with fall allergies. I am one of those Americans. Not too long ago, I started researching how to fight my fall allergies naturally.
Sometimes when I take a decongestant, I find myself extra sleepy and a little out of it all day long. Like other allergy sufferers out there, I have a busy life and I can’t be in a fog all day. So, how do we fight our allergies naturally? By eating food. Yes, eating certain foods can help you fight your fall allergies.
You may be wondering what allergies have to do with gardening. Please stay with me and you will see.
Foods that will help with allergies
For many people, broccoli isn’t on their top favorite foods of all time, but eating more broccoli many help with you allergies. Broccoli is high in vitamin C, which is an allergy reliever. Not only that, but it is also a part of crucifer family which can help to clear out blocked sinuses.
I know another green, but kale is great in smoothies as well as salads. It too is a part of the crucifer family and packs a lot of carotenoid which has a lot of vitamin A. Studies have shown that many people who suffer from allergies have low amounts of vitamin A.
Onions and Garlic
According the Organic Gardening, quercetin is another way to fight allergies and onions and garlic are full of quercetin.
Quercetin, another secret weapon that helps fight allergies by acting like an antihistamine. Quercetin also acts like vitamin C and quells inflammation in your system, which helps stem the side effects associated with allergic inflammation, such as stuffy noses.”
Pumpkins are full of carotenoids which is a form of vitamin A. The carotenoids help to fight allergies.
Why are we sharing an article about allergies and foods that can help? The reason is that you can grow these vegetables fairly easy in your own garden giving you a cost effective and organic option.
Have you found foods to help with your fall allergies? Please let us know what ones in the comment section below.