Antioxidants may help your body fight off seasonal allergies

antioxidants-may-help-fight-allergies.jpgWestern Herbal and Nutrition’s Quercetin Relief may help you deal with seasonal allergies.

Western Herbal and Nutrition’s Quercetin Relief may help you deal with seasonal allergies. Every year when flowers start blooms and plants get to growing, many Americans see an increase to their body’s sensitivity to things such as pollen. As a result, you may find that you’re sneezing, sniffling and coughing a whole lot. There are a number of natural remedies and treatments you may want to consider to combat your symptoms.

Why to choose Quercetin Relief
A plant-based flavonoid, quercetin has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that may rid you of your seasonal allergy symptoms. The addition of bromelain in this natural supplement provides enzymes that might help to lower inflammation. This is similar to a chemical found in pineapples. The combination of these two ingredients may be just what the doctor ordered when the spring brings pollens and other natural irritants in contact with your system. Because our bodies produce histamine that causes inflammation and swelling, we end up with watery and itchy eyes or a congested nose. This double-team may prevent our bodies from secreting histamine, therefore lessening your symptoms.

Antioxidants for allergies
Researchers at Korea Cancer Center Hospital studied the potential effects of antioxidants on children with allergies. Having seen a recent increase in allergic diseases, the doctors hoped to find out more information on potential natural remedies in children ages six to 12. A group of 4,554 children were given questionnaires that tracked their food intake, specifically looking at antioxidants and different vitamins. Once all of the information was collected and reviewed, researchers came to the conclusion that food intake can affect the frequency of allergy development. This is not the only trial that has found a correlation between the two.

Nutritional impact
For the same reasons, doctors at the University of Verona wanted to see if dietary changes were linked to allergies. It was hypothesized that a decrease in antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables could be the culprit of these issues. Based on the information the researchers reviewed, they found that individuals who have deficiencies of vitamin C and other antioxidants are more likely to develop unwanted allergies. Therefore, using natural supplements containing antioxidants and increasing fruit and vegetable daily intake may aid in reducing your risk for an allergy attack.

Best foods
If you’re looking to add to your daily antioxidant intake through the addition of fruits and veggies in your diet, there are some options that are better than others. Tomatoes have plenty of the antioxidant lycopene and the levels become even higher when they are cooked! If you want to add some vitamin C into the mix, bell peppers are an even better option that oranges. Cherries are a great way to incorporate anti-inflammatory antioxidants into your routine – try something other than just topping your sundae with one. Although there are plenty of other options, these are some foods you may not have considered: corn and plums. Corn is great as a source of vitamin C and zeaxanthin, which promotes healthy eyes. As for plums, you can cook those into a sauce rich with beta-carotene.

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