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8 foods to kill seasonal allergy

Seasonal allergies have begun in many areas of the United States. Sneezing, congestion, runny nose, itchy eyes, about fifty million people suffer this kind of torment every day. 36 millions also face hay fever and allergic rhinitis.

Seasonal allergies generally refer to grass, pollen and mold. Ragweed is one of the most common culprits for allergies.

Also read: Up to 50 percent of global population susceptible to allergy attacks

Some changes to your diet will reduce your exposure to allergy triggers.

A warm bowl of anti-allergy soup developed by an expert on herbs will naturally battle allergies.

Quercetin is another secret weapon that helps fight allergies by acting like an antihistamine. Onions and garlic are packed with quercetin, as are apples.

Flavonoids, such as quercetin, are a group of plant pigments that are largely responsible for the colors of many fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Quercetin is a natural antihistamine that helps stabilize mast cells to prevent both the manufacture and release of histamine, as well as other allergic and inflammatory compounds.

Kale is a real superfood to combat allergies; like broccoli, it's a member of the crucifer family, but it's also rich in the carotenoid department, pigments believed to aid in fighting allergy symptoms.

Vitamin C is one of nature's great wonders. In addition to being a natural antihistamine, this water-soluble vitamin has a multitude of other functions in the body. From being a powerful antioxidant fighting free radicals to its role in the synthesis of collagen, it's the vitamin we truly can't live without. Foods rich in vitamin C should be eaten as soon as possible when fresh, as they lose their strength after being exposed to air, or being processed, boiled, or stored for long periods of time.

Broccoli is another precious piece of produce that serves two purposes in annihilating your allergy symptoms. It's high in allergy-relieving vitamin C and it's a member of the crucifer family, plants that have been shown to clear out blocked-up sinuses. Researchers have found out that about 500 milligrams of Vitamin C a day can ease allergy symptoms, and just one cup of raw broccoli packs about 80 mg.

Turmeric is a yellow-colored spice commonly found in Indian curries. It contains the active ingredient called curcumin, which is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory substance. Research has shown that ingesting 1200 mg of curcumin daily can have the same effect as anti-inflammatory drugs.

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