4 Foods to Help with Summer Allergies

Summer’s finally here, and for many, it’s not very welcome. Why? Itchy eyes, stuffy noses and the increased amount of pollen in the air can only mean one thing: allergies. If you a suffer from summer allergies, then you’ll be happy to know that some foods may be able to ease your symptoms. Let’s take a look at four popular (and affordable!) foods that help with summer allergies.

  1. Hot Tea. Hot tea helps when you’re sick and it can also help with seasonal allergies.  Drinking hot heat helps clean out your nasal passages, so when you feel your stuffy nose coming on, it’s time to grab your tea. For the summer, we love green tea with lemon or peppermint. Enjoy a cup in the morning to help clear your nasal passages for the day.
  2. Fish. According to this article, the two healthy omega-3 fatty acids found in fish also have anti-allergy properties. Enjoy salmon, tuna* and trout* (*which you can even get from Reno’s Truckee River-here’s how to catch and cook it!) and see if helps ease your allergy symptoms.
  3. Nuts. Walnuts have the same omega-3 fatty acids in them, so enjoying a handful of these a couple times a week could also help reduce your allergy symptoms.
  4. Strawberries. Strawberries are in season now, so not only can they help with your allergies, they’ll also be easy on your wallet too. Why do strawberries help with allergies? Vitamin C! And since strawberries have more vitamin C than an orange, you’ll definitely want to enjoy these berries throughout the summer. Enjoy them in a salad, in your morning smoothie, by themselves, or in one of these strawberry recipes.