Beat Seasonal Allergies With Juicing
Allergy season is in full swing this time of year. I have suffered from seasonal allergies since childhood. In the past, I have taken over the counter medication, eye drops, and nose spray to make it through peak allergy season. However, this allergy season I noticed that my allergies were much less severe than they have been in the past. So far, I have been medicine-free and I have had only minor allergic reactions.
Allergies, which include hay fever, eczema, and asthma, are all caused by inflammation, the body’s way of responding to injury. Allergies tend to reflect chronic inflammation, and certain foods can reduce this inflammation significantly. Some healing foods for allergies include apples, blueberries, grapes, mangoes, oranges, raspberries, strawberries, asparagus, beets, carrots, onions, red and green bell peppers, spinach and watercress.
Pineapple juice is rich in an enzyme called bromelain. This enzyme is effective in treating swelling and inflammation of the ear, nose and sinuses, making it great for those suffering from sinus allergies. Juicing pineapple rather than eating it raw is an ideal way of ensuring the enzyme gets absorbed easily and faster into your body.
Ginger’s healing power works on multiple levels. It counters a host of different allergy symptoms. Ginger is a natural antihistamine, so it relieves allergy problems centered in the sinuses. Since it also has anti-inflammatory properties, it reduces the achy feeling that may accompany allergy attacks. If your allergy attacks include digestive disorders, ginger calms the stomach.
Turmeric is a powerful root that is related to ginger. Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric. It stimulates the body’s natural anti-inflammatory fighters. When regularly consumed, the curcumin in turmeric acts as a natural antihistamine and antioxidant for chronic hives, inflammatory skin ailments, and allergic reactions.
Local raw honey has the ability to reduce allergies or get rid of them all together. If you know what causes your allergies to flare up, your body can build a tolerance to it if you consume local honey from that specific plant source.
Raw organic apple cider vinegar is excellent during allergy season as well. Taking a tablespoon of raw, organic apple cider vinegar (ACV) every morning — before going outside – works by blocking our body’s histamine reaction and it reduces inflammation.
Vitamin C is one of nature’s great wonders. In addition to being a natural antihistamine, this vitamin has a multitude of other functions in the body; it’s a powerful antioxidant that fights free radicals.
A juice fast during peak allergy season is sure to help as well. It will help remove stored toxins from your tissues. Living juices remove toxins stored in tissues and cells, deeply hydrate the tissues and saturate the body with the highest levels of Vitamin C, antioxidants, oxygen, enzymes and vitamins and minerals.
My go-to allergy drinks that I make during allergy season are Ginger Lemon Turmeric Raw Honey Tea, followed by Pineapple Ginger Mint Juice, and Apple Cider Vinegar and Raw Honey Tea.
You can find the quick and easy recipe for the Ginger Turmeric Lemon tea in my FREE ebook. Grab it and try it out for an allergy-free spring season!
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