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Springtime is near and, unfortunately, this time of year brings a lot of misery to people in the form of red, watery eyes, runny noses, and sneezing. Pollen levels increase and, thus, increase allergic symptoms. There are many who suffer from allergies throughout the whole year from offending allergens such a animal dander and dust mites.

One way to help decrease the severity of your allergies is to boost your immunity with immune-enhancing foods. These foods will have high levels of vitamin C, magnesium, beta-carotene, and quercetin.

Kiwis for AllergiesVitamin C

It has been shown to decrease production of histamine, thus reducing an immediate allergic episode. It is a natural antihistamine. It helps relieve allergic symptoms and prevents inflammatory reactions. 

Green and red peppers, strawberries, kiwi, oranges, potatoes, cabbage

Squash for AllergiesBeta-Carotene

When converted to Vitamin A, it helps boost immunity and keeps the respiratory system working optimally. It also is a powerful antioxidant.

Sweet potatoes, kale, spinach. carrots, winter squash, collard greens

Avocadoes for AllergiesMagnesium

May reduce constricted airways in asthma by relaxing the muscles around the bronchial tubes. It can buffers the acidic stage of an allergic reaction. Some think a deficiency in magnesium can release histamine.

Almonds, spinach, avocados, oysters, seeds, peanuts, buckwheat

Apples for AllergiesQuercetin

Rich in bioflavonoids. It can reduce allergic reactions by having an antihistamine effect. It also decreases inflammation

Apples, cranberries, grapefruit, grapes, pears, spinach, kale, cabbage

In addition, ginger is a natural antihistamine and decongestant. It may provide some relief from allergy symptoms by dilating constricted bronchial tubes.

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