Top Foods That Help Fight Allergies

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Allergies caused during winters are mostly triggered by indoor allergens, pollen, mould etc. Medicines are used for keeping symptoms at bay but certain fruits and vegetables can also help reduce histamine levels and fight allergies.

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Citrus fruits

Eating foods high in Vitamin C like Orange, grape fruit, lemon, sweet lime, amla decrease allergic rhinitis.

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Onion is rich in bioflavonoid, which act as anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidants. It also contains quercetin which is a chemical compound that has anti histamine properties which in turn reduce nasal congestion.

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Yogurt is a probiotic which helps prevent allergic responses due to their anti-inflammatory effects. They contain friendly bacteria which helps regulate your immune system.

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Spices like anise seeds, cumin, black pepper, cinnamon break up congestion by stimulating mucosal cilia.

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Hydrate your body by including hot soups with cumin, ginger, and pepper. Drink 6 to 8 glasses of water preferably warm water.

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Fruits & Veg

Include fruits and vegetables. Their natural anti-inflammatory effects can help relieve allergies.

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Honey is a cough suppressant and has anti-inflammatory effects. It helps in developing a tolerance level towards pollen which triggers allergies. It may prevent allergic problem in future as well.

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Mg rich foods

Magnesium rich foods like cashews, almonds, wheat bran are bronco dilators and an anti-histamine which helps to alleviate allergies

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Curcumin is a polyphenolic phytochemical present in turmeric which inhibits histamine release, helps to minimize irritation and swelling caused by allergic rhinitis and reduces the allergic response.

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