by Alexandra Brad
With spring around the corner, spring allergies can only enhance. So today, I am providing some alternatives to ease the ordeal of those who are preparing to have a runny nose from pollen or other spring allergies.
Allergies are most frequent in those who don’t have a balanced diet and lead a hectic or stressful lifestyle and eat processed food a lot. Here are a few tips on how to treat yourself from spring allergies.
As always: Vitamins rule! Meditation and Yoga too!
Nature heals spring allergies!
Doctors suggest high intake of vitamin B5 or pantothenic acid helps diminish the effects of spring allergies. Vitamin B5 is found in highest concentration in sunflower seeds and chicken liver, with a concentration fo 7.1 mg/100g and 8.3mg/100g.
Also, studies have shown that a moderate intake of vitamin E, for almost 6 weeks daily, can help with spring allergy symptoms because it has anti-allergenic properties. A great alternative is a healthy snack on the go that contains sunflower seeds (36.6mg of vitamin E/100g) or paprika, chilly or almonds, which are also rich in vitamin E, thus great for spring allergies symptoms.
Limes can be used with almost any type of allergy (except citrus allergy, of course). Squeeze half a lime in a glass of warm water, then sweeten with a teaspoon of honey and drink it in the morning for several months. Limes detoxify and fight allergies.
If you suffer from some food allergy or had digestive problems, asthma and rashes a banana or two on a daily basis is recommended. Nevertheless bananas can trigger allergic reactions in sensitive individuals so proceed with caution.
Spring allergies veggie and fruit juice treatment
Two glasses of carrot juice or a mix of carrot juice, beet and cucumber can also treat spring allergies. Use 100 ml beet juice, 100 ml cucumber juice and 300 ml carrot juice. Carrots and cucumbers are rich in fiber and vitamin K and C while beet is a great source of potassium. Choose from the tastiest combinations of fruit juice and alternate for a healthy body with a healthy immune system.
Stay away from processed food!
I needn’t stress more on this issue as most of you already are aware that keeping your food as natural as possible is key to a healthy lifestyle.
Allergy sufferers say NO to stress and YES to yoga!
With all types of allergies stress makes matters worse. So practicing various types of relaxation exercises or meditation is essential. Try yoga exercises like Yogamudra, Ardh-matsyendrasana, sarvangasana, shavasana, and anuloma-viloma pranayama, these have proven their effectiveness as allergy treatments.