More than half of all Americans (55 percent) have at least one allergy, WebMD reports. This leads many to spend more time indoors to avoid certain symptoms. Even though staying inside, breathing in fresh air thanks to a professional grade air purifier like the Airgle PurePal MultiGas AG950 is an option, so is changing your diet to reduce your allergy-related issues.
WebMD reports foods that are rich in antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients have been found to ease inflammation and mucus build-up caused by certain allergens in the air.
When it comes to breakfast, families may benefit from consuming homemade or low-sugar oatmeal paired with a full serving (1 cup) of fresh fruits to keep troublesome symptoms at bay. For lunch, sticking to a turkey or chicken sandwich made with light cream cheese and cranberry sauce may be best. Pair this meal with a side of three-bean salad to get plenty of fiber or light yogurt with fresh berries mixed in for an antioxidant punch.
Keep your family feeling good at dinner too, by serving up a creation of teriyaki salmon with hearty brown rice and broccoli. Eating meals that are made with fresh, vitamin-rich ingredients can keep people feeling less foggy during allergy season, letting them enjoy spending time in the great outdoors.