Last updated on Jun 22nd, 2021 at 05:45 pm

Letâ??s face it whether itâ??s a food allergy, hayfever or even a skin allergy; allergies definitely arenâ??t fun. Go for an all-natural alternative to over-the-counter antihistamines.

Reach for citrus

Citrus fruits are contain Vitamin C and bioflavonoids, which are both natural antihistamines. In combination, bioflavonoids are said to enhance the health benefits of Vitamin C including stronger immunity, detoxification, eye and skin and health, making citrus fruits a powerhouse health as well as allergies.

Boost your intake of oily fish

Sardines, mackerel and salmon are excellent sources of omega 3 fatty acids which is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. This helps to reduce the effect of an allergic reaction by managing the inflammation that causes discomfort, itchiness and swelling.

Stock up on onions

Onions have antibacterial, detoxification and antihistamine properties. High in quercetin (a natural antihistamine) which helps to reduce seasonal allergy symptoms. Onions also have anti-inflammatory properties that ease the discomfort of an allergic reaction.

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Go for brightly coloured fruits and veggies

Coloured fruits and vegetables like pumpkin, broccoli and red peppers are high in carotenoids which have a positive impact allergic rhinitis and hayfever.

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