If you suffer from allergies, spring might just be your least favorite time of year. But taking an antihistamine isn’t your only line of defence when it comes to hay fever. Here are three other things you can do to prevent allergy symptoms from taking over your life.
Eat cleanThough you might find it hard to believe, your diet can have a huge impact on seasonal allergy symptoms. Found in fruits, vegetables, green tea, nuts, legumes, and seeds, antioxidants help to protect your cells from damage. Clinical studies consistently point to the anti-inflammatory properties of antioxidants. So what does inflammation have to do with your allergy symptoms? Inflammation is exactly what you’re experiencing when you feel stuffed up, sneezy, and itchy around your eyes, nose, ears, and throat. Antioxidants can help you fight it.
Lose a couple of pounds
When you have allergies, it’s harder to breathe. Excess weight can make breathing even more difficult—the more excess weight you’re carrying, the less likely you are to be getting all the oxygen you need. Lack of oxygen can leave you feeling exhausted and irritable, at a time when your immune system is already going haywire.
Take natural ways to fight symptoms
Some natural extracts, such as spirulina, echinacea, and shrub butterbur, may help to reduce your allergy and hay fever symptoms. Though the effectiveness and safety of these substances is not clear, some people find them helpful. Others claim that acupuncture treatments can provide some relief. You should have a chat with your doctor before trying alternative medication and treatments.
Cucumbers Are Great Base as Vegetable Juice
There are many ways to enjoy cucumbers, such as fermented or raw in vinegar-based salads. If you’re looking for something different, cucumbers make an ideal base for your vegetable juice due to their mild flavor and high water content. When you drink fresh-made green juice, it is almost like receiving an intravenous infusion of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes because they go straight into your system without having to be broken down.