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Spring Allergy-Fighting Superfoods


If you suffer from spring allergies, worse spring allergies than in years before, Rodale Wellness says you can blame climate change, which results in increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere means more allergens (i.e., pollen). In fact,  experts from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology seasons say that will warmer weather, seasons are getting longer, which means more CO2 and stronger pollen strains that stick around for a lot longer.

So if you suffer from seasonal allergies, like I do, you may find solace in your diet with foods that can help remedy allergenic reactions and inflammation…

1. Chocolate

You likely have a sweet tooth (and who doesn’t love chocolate?) if you gave a little cheer at the thought of munching on chocolate to soothe your seasonal allergies.

However, it’s the cocoa, which is derived from dried and fully fermented cocoa plant seeds and extracted to make cocoa solids and cocoa butter, that harbors anti-allergenic benefits. In fact, this 2013 study published by the National Institutes of Health notes that the rich polyphenols in cocoa make it a potent antioxidant and potential anti-allergen.

Dark Chocolate

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