Allergy-Fighting Foods

5 immune-boosting and anti-inflammatory foods.
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An allergy is your body's reaction to something you've eaten, touched or inhaled that it doesn't like. To protect you, your immune system releases chemicals called histamines. The trouble is, these substances cause inflammation and lead to the coughing, sneezing and itchy eyes that can annoy you for days or weeks. Fortunately, eating the right foods can help you put up a good fight naturally.

"Nutrient-packed foods provide immune-boosting and anti-inflammatory properties to prevent some allergies or lessen the effect of allergies," says Rebecca Mohning, a registered and licensed dietitian and the owner of Expert Nutrition, a wellness management service in Washington, D.C. Try these all-natural foods for allergy relief:


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