The first days of spring have arrived and we are all happy that the weather is warming up. The only problem about the arrival of spring is allergy season that comes with it. However, there are a few natural ways to beat spring allergies and freely enjoy every minute of this beautiful season. Allergies happen when our immune system mistakes pollen and grass as harmful. To defend itself, our body releases histamines, responsible for the inflammatory responses in the nasal airways and sinuses, into the bloodstream. This is why allergies happen, and here is how to avoid them.
The right answer to a lot of #health problems is usually turning to #diet. You should increase your intake of foods that are anti-inflammatory and will help relieve allergies. Start eating fish that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon and sardines, then olive oil, dark leafy greens, ginger, tomatoes, garlic and green tea.
Eating local honey also helps relieve seasonal allergies, because local honey works the same way as a vaccine: a small amount of the pollen from flowers bees pollinated gets into the honey they create. Then, the honey is introducing your #body to the substance it is allergic to and, over time, it will get used to these allergens and grow immune to them. However, adding honey into piping hot tea is something you should avoid, because the heat kills the enzymes that act as antihistamines.
To get some relief when allergies create congestion or sinus infection, try rinsing out your sinuses. Although you can buy a sinus rinse, you can also make a natural one. Mix natural salt and a pinch of baking soda into purified water. Pour the mixture through one nostril until it comes out the other. This rinse will flush out all the allergens and help you feel clear.