Aahhh-CHOO! Pardon us — seasonal allergies are here once more.

It’s arguably the only drawback of the spring and summer seasons. As the flowers bloom and the temperatures rise, the pollen flies. This can lead to sneezing, watery eyes, congestion, and other allergy-based issues.

But could the secret to overcoming this yearly problem lie in the foods we eat?

Fortunately, it turns out there are several dietary choices that can greatly reduce the impact that seasonal allergies have on you.

It all comes down to getting the right nutrients to treat allergy-specific issues. You’ll want Omega 3’s for their ability to reduce nasal inflammation and pressure. You can get these from fish, such as salmon and tuna.

Vitamin C from fruits and vegetables can help reduce the immune response to allergies, which is the watery eyes and runny nose. These will also boost your energy levels, which can be diminished due to the breathing problems allergy season presents.

Yogurts and fermented foods can also help. Their probiotic properties can improve gut health. This in turn can improve your body’s ability to regulate its processes, including using the immune system to fight off allergens and their impact.

Finally, try adding some onions to your dishes. While you may think they would contribute to watery eyes, at least if you’re peeling them, their antihistamine properties can actually help reduce allergy symptoms.

We hope you enjoy the spring season with dry eyes and deep breaths. For more wellness contact, bookmark our blog page.