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
Pop open a bottle of wineNot that we really need another reason to load up on the 2 Buck Chuck, but here's more support for your red wine habit: Lauren Schmitt, MS, RD, says red wine is high in quercetin, an antioxidant that reduces the amount of histamine that's released in the body.
Histamine triggers an inflammatory response, which causes allergy symptoms like redness, swelling, itching, and mucous production. By reducing histamine levels, "the quercetin will reduce your symptoms -- especially nasal congestion," says Schmitt. Not a drinker? Other foods that are high in this antioxidant are onions, apples, and berries.
And here's a cool tip: Load up on pineapple before you down that glass of Pinot Noir. Pineapple contains a protein called bromelain, which actually helps the body absorb quercetin.
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