10 Super Allergen-Fighting Foods For Spring

Do you feel a sneeze coming on?

Spring is the worst allergy season! The temperature change from freezing to humid boost the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and become a breeding ground for budding trees and allergenic pollen.

The good news is that you don’t have to sit back and just take it. You can blast the stuffed and miserable symptoms of allergies with the following ten super allergen-fighting foods…

1. Apples

Apples are a rich source of an allergy-fighting flavanoid called quercetin—which not only packs serious anti-inflammatory properties in the peels, but also antioxidants to prevent cellular damage.

2. Oranges

Mom told you to drink orange juice to battle a cold, but did you know that one large naval orange packs almost 100 milligrams of vitamin C?

3. Broccoli

The “little green trees” are powerful allergy fighters for a few reasons. First, broccoli is high in vitamin C. Second, as a cruciferous plant, broccoli helps clear out sinuses passages and mucus.

4. Nuts

Nuts are not only a health-smart snack, a handful is also packed with magnesium, which soothes asthma, and vitamin E, which boosts immunity and eases inflammation.

5. Kale

Kale is a powerful allergy alley because it’s high in carotenoid pigments, which prevent allergy symptoms like wheezing and congestion.

6. Onions

Onions contain quercetin, a natural antihistamine that suppresses allergy symptoms.

7. Tomatoes

I bet you didn’t know that eating tomatoes come spring can strengthen your respiratory prowess and resistance to sinus swelling?

8. Fatty Fish

Fatty fillets of salmon, tuna, and mackerel are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which act as a natural anti-inflammatory to boost your immune system.

9. Parsley

Medical studies link parsley with lowering the secretions of allergy-causing histamines.

10. Red Grapes

Red grapes, or rather their skin, is a rich source of antioxidants and resveratrol—both which happen to have anti-inflammatory properties.


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Emily Lockhart

Emily Lockhart is a certified yoga instructor and personal trainer. She believes that being healthy is a lifestyle choice, not a punishment or temporary fix to attain a desired fitness or body image goal. Anna helps her clients take responsibility for their own health and wellness through her classes and articles on ActiveBeat.