4 Foods That Fight Seasonal Allergies

People who suffer from seasonal allergies are often forced to experience the beautiful change of seasons indoors where they can be far away from allergens. Over-the-counter medications are available to treat symptoms such as sneezing, watery eyes, scratchy throats, and a runny nose, but many of them contain harsh ingredients that cause adverse reactions. Instead of hiding indoors, try beating seasonal allergies the natural way by adding the following foods to the weekly grocery list.

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Pineapple contains an enzyme known as bromelain that has been shown to have powerful anti-inflammatory benefits, which are beneficial for reducing allergic reactions. According to a 2017 study published by the University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine, bromelain contains anti-allergic, antithrombotic, antiedematous, and anti-inflammatory properties that are used by naturopaths and conventional doctors alike to reduce inflammatory responses to stimuli. Bromelain can be taken in supplement form but is better absorbed by the body when eaten in whole food form.

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