7 Ways to Avoid Seasonal Allergies for Good
Watery eyes, itchy throat, and a stuffy nose are all telltale signs of spring -- for allergy sufferers, that is. If you're one of 'em, this advice will help you never deal with seasonal allergies again
Get rid of glutenWe are always looking for the next best health craze. The problem? Many of those diets turn out to be all hype and no meat, so to speak. But the gluten-free movement may be onto something -- particularly in regards to avoiding seasonal allergies.
Gluten is a protein found in wheat and rye that can be difficult to digest, causing inflammation in the body. And when the body is inflamed, the immune response kicks into overdrive, says Kate Brown, nutritionist at DailyBurn. "If your body is constantly inflamed and trying to fight off the gluten it perceives as an allergen, exposure to seasonal allergens will cause an even bigger allergic reaction," she says. Translation: Horrendous symptoms that'll keep you sequestered in your house just as the spring weather starts to get really beautiful.
So if you deal with seasonal allergies, try going gluten-free for a couple weeks to see if your symptoms go away. If they do, there's a chance you've got a gluten sensitivity, which could mean steering clear of the stuff would be a good thing for your overall health.
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