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Supporting Hay Fever Naturally - Michaella's Kitchen
Supporting Hayfever Naturally An estimated 50 million people per year suffer from hay fever. Common symptoms include; watery, itchy eyes, post nasal drip, headache, congestion, excessive mucus production, asthma, sneezing and a runny nose. Luckily, there are things you can put in place to manage the nasty hay fever symptoms. Food To Include Local honey Apple cider vinegar (2 tablespoons mixed with a large glass of water first thing in the morning) Pineapple Dark berries (blueberries, blackberries); contain anti-inflammatory flavonoids Apples; contain quercetin which inhibits the release of histamine Omega 3 Fatty Acids; anti-inflammatory and support optimal functioning of the immune system. Sources include salmon, flax seeds. Herbs and Teas Nettle Tea (two cups per day) Peppermint Tea Turmeric and Ginger; use in cooking as well as daily in teas. Foods To Avoid Certain foods can increase the release of histamine which can aggravate hayfever symptoms. High histamine foods include; Red wine and alcohol in general Cured meats; ham, salami, sausage Dairy products; cheese, milk, yogurt Highly processed foods with preservatives and additives Dairy, which promotes mucus formation can aggravate hayfever symptoms such as excessive mucus production, post nasal drip and congestion.