Some foods can soften your allergy symptoms

By Consumer Reporter Ronda Robinson

The sun may be shining, the flowers blooming, and wonderful weather right? If you're one of the millions of allergy sufferers out there, you may be thinking, not so much!

We love to see the warmer weather but, unfortunately it brings, springtime allergies.  Certain foods that can help you fight off all that sneezing and congestion.

Sure there are several medicines that will help tackle coughing, sneezing and congestion.

Did you know that what you put on your plate could help ease some of those symptoms?

According to WebMD and there are several foods that contain antioxidants and vitamins that help fight allergies.

  • Onions can reduce swelling in the lungs and nasal passages.
  • Broccoli help fight off the inflammation that causes allergies.
  • People who eat almonds three or more times a week may have improved wheezing symptoms.
  • Red grapes are believed to help ease swollen sinuses or congestion.
  • The essential oils found in citrus fruit like oranges, tangerines, and lemons may help clear your stuffed nose.

Eating the right foods may not get rid of your allergy but they could make you feel better. There are different foods to avoid for different allergies: Peaches, celery, apples, melons, bananas are common items.

Experts say the proteins found in some fruits and vegetables are very similar to those found in pollen.

These proteins can confuse the immune system causing an allergic reaction or make existing symptoms worse.