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You may need a breath mint, but it's worth it to ease the symptoms of allergies. Both are high in quercetin, an antioxidant that may prevent cells from releasing histamine. Not a fan of the flavors? Try a quercetin supplement, like Natural D-Hist ($19; shop-ortho.com). Or, try this amazing garlic soup (it has onions too)!
A recent study found that people who suffer from the symptoms of allergies had lower levels of an allergic reaction marker after kissing a loved one than when they didn’t lock lips. Smooching may ease the inflammation caused by stress, reducing the symptoms of allergies.
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Researchers from Japan’s Kyushu University found that a compound in green tea called EGCG may block the production of histamine and IgE. For the healthiest brew, steep the leaves for three minutes and sip away the symptoms of allergies. Get more healthy benefits by pairing the brew with these 8 amazing new superfoods.
Vitamin C is a proven antihistamine. “During allergy season, I tell my patients to take 1,000 to 2,000 milligrams of vitamin C every day,” says Martha Howard, M.D., an integrative medicine physician at the Wellness Associates of Chicago. Love OJ? Find out if your juice has as much C as you think.
Nix the symptoms of allergies with these natural cures.