Did you know that certain foods can make a ragweed allergy response worse? Surprisingly, many of these foods are quite healthy, but during allergy season you may want to avoid them. The following foods can trigger allergy symptoms in your body:

  • Melons
  • Cucumbers
  • Bananas
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Chamomile

With the Spring season underway, it’s very common for seasonal allergies to kick up and make you feel congested, itchy, and just plain out of it! Allergies don’t have to get you down each year. With a few preventative steps, you can help combat them naturally.

Tip #1: Try Raw Local Honey   

Raw local honey has been reviewed for its ability to help improve seasonal allergy symptoms. Local honey contains the local pollen that may be triggering your allergies in the first place. Adding a few tablespoons into your day can help relieve some of the symptoms associated with seasonal allergies.

Tip #2: Try Apple Cider Vinegar    

Raw apple cider vinegar works wonders on the immune system and can even help to break up excess built up mucus. Try mixing some apple cider vinegar with a little bit of raw local honey and some warm water for an allergy busting tonic.

Tip #3: Avoid Foods That Make Allergies Worse          

There are some foods that will only make your hayfever worse. Things like wheat, sugar, caffeine, artificial sweeteners, and preservatives can make allergies worse so strive to keep them out of your diet.

For this week’s challenge, I challenge you to try some of these foods to help support the body during allergy season. These foods will help to strengthen the immune system and thus help decrease allergy symptoms:

  • Raw local honey
  • Pineapple
  • Probiotic rich foods: Sauerkraut, kimchi
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Organic vegetables
  • Grass-fed animal products
  • Wild-caught fish
  • Bone broth
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