Tis the season for the sniffling, sneezing and itchy eyes that mean nothing other than spring is in the air. For those of you who suffer from allergies, the following tips courtesy of Reader’s Digest could be just what the doctor ordered:
Eat the Right Foods
Improper eating habits can cause health problems, and make existing ones worse. Eating the right foods can help alleviate many health problems, including asthma and seasonal allergies. Medical studies have repeatedly concluded that powerful chemicals called antioxidants — found in fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, green tea, and other foods and beverages — help battle inflammation inside your body, a critical factor in controlling allergies. Of course, don’t load up on an antioxidant-rich food if you are allergic to it.
Lose Your Extra Pounds
Carrying extra pounds also makes it harder to breathe — a problem you don’t want when (more…)