Allergy season has sprung back to life! Want to reduce your symptoms without medication? Try out these 7 REAL foods with mucus-fighting powers.
Radish contains enzymes that can literally dissolve mucus in our bodies and help fight allergies with anti-inflammatory properties
Garlic also contains enzymes that can dissolve mucus in our bodies but this fighter is also a natural antibiotic that can be used not only in food but also in-ear oils and sprays to help fight ear infections and sore throats.
Pineapple contains bromelain which reduces mucus and phlegm production and aids in allowing mucus to move through the sinuses and other areas of the body easier. Mix some into a fruit salad or try creating a new dish like these Hawaiian BBQ Tacos.
#4: Apple Cider Vinegar
This powerhouse can not only fight mucus but can also alkalize your gut and boost your immune system. Apple Cider Vinegar can also help to thin and break up mucus making it easier to clear from the body. I’d recommend 1 tbsp with a full glass of water per day when you’re having symptoms.
Papaya contains an important enzyme called papain with anti-inflammatory properties and thins out mucus.
Celery is a natural antioxidant that contains Vitamin A and beta-carotene plus a number of other vitamins and minerals. In addition, the lutein and zeaxanthin levels in celery are a powerful immune system booster. It also lowers inflammation which is one of the main reasons you can get that stuffy nose feeling that you just can’t clear. To make it a quick snack add some peanut butter and raisins or cut it up for some added crunch in a salad.
Carrots contain phytonutrients that are powerful immune system boosters. In addition, they contain silicon which helps strengthen connective tissues and aid in calcium absorption. Spruce them up with this Roasted Garlic Parmesan Carrots recipe.