If you're suffering from allergies, your immune system must be weak. Seasonal allergies usually break out when your immune system mistakes non-toxic subtances (plant pollens, grass, dust) for toxic ones, and responds by producing chemical substances called histamines. The release of histamines causes allergic reactions such as sneezing, nasal congestion, asthma, itchy eyes and more. Here are 6 natural ways to revitalize your immune system:
1. Manage your stress
Allergies have a tendency to worsen and last longer when the body is under a lot of stress. Stress causes the release of proinflammatory cytokins, thereby weakening our immune system. In order to relieve stress, get at least 8 hours of sleep during the night, try to meditate or practice other relaxing activities (yoga, pilates) and avoid eating processed foods.
2. Keep your sinuses clean
It is highly recommended by doctors that you make your own sinus rinse following this recipe.
3. Add zinc to enrich your diet
If you suffer from zinc deficiency, you're more likely to develop allergies. Eat zinc-rich foods like garlic, pumpkin seeds, seame, green peas, asparagus, lamb, scallops and yogurt.
4. Finish every meal with a cup of green tea
Green tea contains catechin - a type of antioxidant that reduces allergy symptoms and deactivates histamines. Drinking a cup after every meal will help prevent allergies.
5. Fight allergies with Quercetin
Quercitin is a plant pigment found mostly in fruit and vegetables such as apples, berries, broccoli and onions. The flavonoids found in it can help fight excessive histamines and decrease allergy symptoms.
6. Repair your mucous membranes with Vitamin A
Enrich your diet with Vitamin-A foods such as carrots, green onions, parsley, sweet potatoes and apricots. It will make your skin less susceptible to allergies and also make you look younger.