Eat Right, Breathe Better? How Some Foods Improve Allergy Symptoms

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You’ve heard about food allergies, of course. Wheat, egg, milk and peanuts are among the substances that can send quite a few folks into reactions that are quite hard to swallow. But did you also know that some foods can actually help with allergies of the airborne type?

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  • Spicy foods can help clear your sinuses. Think hot salsa, green chilies or a dash of cayenne pepper.
  • Fruits high in Vitamin C are edible antihistamines and antioxidants too. When congested, an orange, an apple or servings of watermelon, grapes or strawberries could be just what the doctor ordered.
  • Nuts like almonds, hazelnuts and peanuts add a delicious touch to your dishes and can also help minimize inflammation as good sources of Vitamin E.
  • Black tea contains flavonoids, an antioxidant form water-soluble plant substances that can relieve your immune system.