If you have hay fever or allergies, you know how my body reacts when pollen season arrives: it goes into allergy overdrive as well. Suddenly, my eyes become itchy, my nose begins to run like a tap and I have the sensation that a fur ball is stuck in my throat. Don’t even get me started on the sneezing fits that occur whenever I venture outside!
I was tired of relying on over-the-counter remedies and prescription medications and was determined to find a more natural way to address the underlying cause. That’s when a friend recommended I try Superfoods Plus to help with my seasonal allergies. They’d had good results, so I figured, “Why not give it a shot?” And I’m so glad I did!
My Natural Antihistamine and Histamine Liberator Smoothie
Drinking the same healthy drink every day can become monotonous for your taste buds. So I recently began experimenting with making smoothies with healthy natural ingredients that have many health benefits as well as immunotherapy, antihistamine, and histamine properties.
It wasn’t a precise recipe because this was the first time I made my antihistamine and histamine liberator smoothie, and I didn’t take notes on the exact measures used.
But it was made with 2 cups of semi-frozen watermelon, a cup of frozen cranberries, 1 tablespoon of lime juice, a small amount of grated frozen ginger, a dollop of runny honey, 1 scoop of Superfoods Plus, and a cup of coconut milk.
Smoothie Ingredients and Health Benefits
Coconut milk contains lauric acid, which has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce inflammation in the respiratory system caused by allergens, including hay fever triggers.
Rich in vitamins and minerals:
Coconut milk is a good source of essential vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, magnesium, and potassium. These nutrients support a healthy immune system, which can better defend against allergens and reduce hay fever symptoms.
Hydration and soothing properties:
Staying hydrated is crucial during allergy season, as it helps thin mucus and soothes irritated nasal passages. Coconut milk is a hydrating beverage that can provide relief from dryness and discomfort associated with hay fever.
For individuals with dairy allergies or lactose intolerance, coconut milk serves as a suitable dairy-free alternative. It allows them to enjoy creamy and nourishing beverages without triggering allergic reactions.
Potential antioxidant benefits:
Coconut milk contains antioxidants, such as polyphenols and flavonoids, which can help combat oxidative stress caused by allergens. By neutralizing free radicals, these antioxidants may alleviate allergy symptoms and provide overall relief.
Incorporating coconut milk into your diet during hay fever season can be a beneficial strategy to combat allergens and reduce the impact of hay fever symptoms. Its anti-inflammatory properties, nutrient content, hydration benefits, and potential antioxidant effects make it a valuable addition to an allergy-fighting routine.
I posted a long article covering all the amazing features and health benefits of the all-in-in, Superfoods Plus, which you can read here. So, I won’t go into details about that addition to my natural antihistamine smoothie, except to highlight the importance of having the right balance of gut flora that supports your immune system and helps protect you from allergens, as well as the role of Lactobacillus acidophilus in reducing allergic reactions to pollen:
Balanced Gut Flora and Immune System Support:
Protection from Allergens:
Role of Lactobacillus acidophilus:
Boosting Immune Health and Managing Hay Fever Allergies with Probiotics
It’s important to maintain a healthy gut flora balance to support your immune system’s ability to protect you from allergens. Incorporating probiotic-rich foods or supplements containing Lactobacillus acidophilus can be a valuable addition to your allergy management routine, potentially reducing allergic reactions to pollen and enhancing your overall well-being.
Wrapping up: Power Up Your Smoothies to Combat Hay Fever and Seasonal Allergies!
I’ve covered some incredible super healthy ingredients that can help you tackle hay fever and seasonal allergies head-on. From their antihistamine properties to their ability to liberate histamines, these ingredients can be a game-changer in your fight against allergies.
Now, it’s your turn! Have you tried incorporating these ingredients into your smoothies? How did it work for you? Share your experiences, tips, and favourite recipes in the comments below. Let’s continue the conversation and help each other combat allergies naturally!