OK, obviously you know you need to eat more fruits and vegetables, but here are the foods that will give you the most bang for the buck so to speak…
Garlic – natural antibiotic and germ killer
Onion – natural germs killer and helps open sinus and airways
Hot Peppers – help clear sinuses and have lost of Vitamin C.
Citrus Fruits – Lots of vitamin C to help strengthen your immune system
Green beans, cucumber, zucchini, tomatoes – all have seeds and would technically be fruits.
Orange foods – Sweet potatoes, apricots, butternut squash, carrots, and cantaloupe are full of carotenoids that help ease inflammation of sinus and airway linings.
Tea – especially green, peppermint or rooibos teas contain natural decongestants.
You can cool the tea bags and use them to sooth irritated eyes. Cucumber slices work too.
Drink plenty of water to keep your system flushed.
Try these recipes –
Man, whenever I right about food, I see the pics and I want everything!
Non Food Helpers –
Sunshine! Strengthen your immune system with Vitamin D.
Netti Pot with saline solution daily to help flush out pollen. If you are already suffering, it will help clear out those stopped up sinuses.
Take your vitamins – let’s face it. None of us here are saints. We don’t eat enough of the right foods. Me included. Remember that supplements are meant to ‘supplement’ a healthy diet – not replace it.
The more you can get into that the bag, the less will be floating around for you to breathe in.
Steer Clear of This –
Milk, cheese, yogurt, and dairy products thicken mucus and make it harder to breathe.
Drink this – feel better
This is a great home remedy to help relieve sinus symptoms like runny nose, congestion, headache and such.
Hot Tomato Healer
1 cup tomato juice
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Put the ingredients in a saucepan, heat, drink, and feel better.
It actually tastes good!