Does your body always protest when the season changes with watery eyes, sneezing, congestion and an overall feeling of misery? To get some relief (without shelling out big bucks for allergy medications), try eating foods that naturally suppress spring allergy symptoms: those that are high in quercetin.
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Trent at The Simple Dollar points out that this flavonoid has been show in many studies to inhibit inflammation and reduce the water eyes and nasal symptoms that come with hay fever. Quercetin is also thought to be a natural histamine blocker, which might help prevent allergy reactions in the first place.
The great thing is many of the foods that are high in quercetin are good for us anyway and taste great, foods such as red grapes, raspberries and cranberries, red onions, black and green tea, and green leafy vegetables. A cup of black tea, Trent rights, really helps with his watery eyes, and it's cheaper than taking lots of allergy meds.
See his full post for more inexpensive ways to combat spring allergies.
Three Big Tips for Inexpensive Spring Allergy Relief [The Simple Dollar]