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5 Healthy Foods That Can Boost Your Immune System During Allergy Season

Grilled Salmon healthy food with fresh salad and lemon

Spring and summer time is one of the most beautiful times of the year. The sun shines brighter, flowers blossom, birds are chirping – it’s glorious! However, despite all the flourishing beauty, it also means allergy season. With the world are blooming, pollen emerges from the earth. It’s likely your sinuses feel it the most, but there’s no need to suffer!

There are dozens of healthy foods that can actually alleviate the nasty symptoms associated with allergy season. Say goodbye to watery eyes, a runny nose, and relentless sneezing during the allergy season! Here are some medicinal foods that can relieve inflammation and significantly boost your immune system.

Healthy Foods for a Healthy Immune System

It’s no secret that anti-inflammatory foods can boost your immune system. But what many don’t know is that they also relieve your allergies! If you are suffering with allergies, try adapting these delicious foods into your diet and kiss the seasonal allergies goodbye.

Local, Raw Honey

This one may seem contradictory, but hear us out. Honey is nature’s antibiotic. There’s a reason your mom gave you a spoonful of honey when you were sick as a kid! Its antimicrobial properties fight against the harmful bacteria associated with inflammation. Not only this, it will also help your body adjust to high levels of pollen, and ultimately boost your immunity against pollen as well. It’s anti-fungal, antimicrobial, antibacterial, and also incredibly delicious.

Tropical Fruits

Citrus, papaya, pineapple, mangos, and so many more fruits fall under this category. Focus on fruits that are high in Vitamin C and bromelain. Vitamin C is a necessary immune-boosting nutrient that will be your best friend during allergy months. Bromelain is an enzyme mainly found in pineapple that can help relieve asthmatic symptoms.


Onions are a beautiful source of quercetin, which is a bioflavonoid that reduces the body’s reaction to histamines. Raw red onions are shown to have the highest potency of quercetin, followed by white onions and then scallions. If you’re sensitive to raw onions, you can cook them down and still receive their antihistamine benefits. Try raw red onion in guacamole or salsa!

Salmon or Fatty Fish

Oily or fatty fish are proven to be chock-full of fatty acids and omega-3’s. Fatty acids and enriching omega-3’s are shown to lessen sensitivity to histamines. The more fatty acids you have in your bloodstream, the less likely you are to develop allergic symptoms. Salmon is an anti-inflammatory staple. We recommend buying wild-caught and broiling it with your favorite green veggie.

Anti-inflammatory Cold-Pressed Juice

Cold-pressed juice offers a high concentration of essential fruits and veggies in one condensed beverage. You’ll find them rich in enzymes, antioxidants, and essential vitamins. Drinking one juice a day will reduce allergy symptoms significantly. Cold-pressed juice can also soothe the body’s inflammation, making it less likely you’ll be coughing, sneezing, or have itchy eyes. You can check out our very own cold-pressed juice collection here.

Thrive All Year Round by Making Healthy Choices

By implementing healthy, whole, and organic foods into your diet, the chances of experiencing sickness are dramatically decreased. It’s more than possible for your body to thrive at any time of the year! Z.E.N. stands for Zero Effort Nutrition. We believe that the right, nutritious foods can help heal your body, elevate your spirit, and lead to a happier and healthier life. Your Z.E.N. Team has over 20 years of experience in the industry and is here to support your unique nutritional needs. To learn how to receive direct support on your health journey, contact us at (310) 205-9368 today.

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