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A GUIDE TO GETTING RID OF ALLERGIES TO ENJOY THIS FESTIVE SEASON

By Geetika Raleh . 31st October 2018 09:00am
A GUIDE TO GETTING RID OF ALLERGIES TO ENJOY THIS FESTIVE SEASON

The changing weather brings with it not just the excitement of an all-new season, but a lot of allergies, sneezing, runny nose and weak immune system. The moment the wave of weather change hits, people often tend to incline towards medicine for getting better. But here are a few ways in which one can boost the immune system during the festive season to enjoy it completely.

PROBIOTICS

There are times when the balance between the good and the bad bacteria gets upset and weakens the immune system. To get that balance back to normal and perfect, one needs the help of probiotics, because according to experts probiotics have anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic effects. This helps in fighting the allergic symptoms and even asthma. Yogurt, sauerkraut, and kimchi are some sources of probiotics.

SINUS CLEARING SPICES

If you’re having a congested nose, it definitely means you’re suffering through some allergy. Spices like cayenne pepper, ginger, and garlic are very helpful in clearing the nasal passage. These spices have a chemical compound named capsaicin which is best known for breaking up the congestion and is immensely helpful in relieving the cluster headaches and sinus headaches too.

VITAMIN-C

Hives, itchiness are some allergic symptoms which are released by the body to deal with allergens. These hives and itchiness are caused by histamines. One needs Vitamin-C to deal with such symptoms and also helps in minimizing the histamine levels in the body. It is an antioxidant meaning that it can counteract the inflammatory effects of free radicals in the body. Good sources of Vitamin-C are oranges, strawberries, and cabbages.

DOSE OF QUERCETIN

Quercetin is a compound which acts like a mast-cell stabilizer. Mast cells are majorly responsible for boosting the histamines in the body when the body reacts to allergens. When the mast cells stabilize, the quercetin provides relief from allergic symptoms. Having onions, apples, tea, and cabbages for a dose of quercetin would help.

MAGNESIUM

Magnesium is a natural bronchodilator which means that it causes widening of bronchi in the lungs. It has a calming effect on the muscles of bronchial tubes, and in return, this helps in calming the person especially during the allergy season. Moreover, it is also anti-histamine in nature. Consuming foods like spinach, kale, legumes and cashew nuts will prove to be helpful because these are a great source of magnesium.