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Health Hack: Alternative Hay Fever Remedies

Health Hack: Alternative Hay Fever Remedies

The jury is still out on whether diet and supplementation can have an appreciable impact on hay fever, but if the diet you’re eating is healthy, and the supplements you’re taking are safe, then any relief from symptoms is welcome.

If you’re wondering which foods and supplements may help, we’ve rounded up a few for you to check out.

Omega-3 fatty acids

The omega-3 fatty acids are known for their anti-inflammatory properties, which for those with hay fever, could make a difference to symptoms. You’ll find all the omega-3 you need on a daily basis in MyVitamins Omega-3 Super. If you’d prefer to get your fill with food, try eating plenty of oily fish and nuts.

Local Honey

Consuming local honey may help you develop immunity to local pollen and therefore reduce symptoms of allergies. It has also been proven to help boost your immune system and, it tastes delicious! Bonus! Be careful though, unpasteurised honey  can sometimes contain nasties that would be filtered out by commercial producers, so make sure you buy from a reputable local company.

Nuts and seeds

Not just for their omega-3 content, either. Most nuts are rich in magnesium and vitamin E. Magnesium has been shown to have a positive impact on the respiratory system, and as an immune system booster, vitamin E may help to keep symptoms at bay.

Fresh fruits and vegetables

Because they’re loaded with vitamins and antioxidants, fresh vegetables can help to fight potentially harmful free radicals and protect your cells. For some people, this could result in a reduction in the severity of their hay fever symptoms.

Vitamin C

A good friend to your immune system, if you’re taking something like MyVitamins Essential Vitamin C on a regular basis, you could be doing more than you think to protect yourself against severe hay fever.

If any of these things work for you, then keep going. Other recommendations, including getting plenty of sleep, reducing stress and exercising regularly are also incredibly important.
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Sophie Angell

Sophie Angell

Writer and expert

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