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Red onions, red ap­ples, and green tea con­tain quercetin, a nat­u­ral an­ti­his­tamine.

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Berries, bell pep­pers, and cit­rus fruit con­tain vi­ta­min C, which has an­ti­his­tamine and an­tiox­i­dant prop­er­ties.

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Spicy foods such as cayenne pep­per, wasabi (Ja­panese horse­rad­ish), and hot gin­ger can help to thin mu­cus se­cre­tions and clear the si­nuses. Just be care­ful to try a small amount first if you aren’t used to eat­ing spicy foods.

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Yo­gurt and ke­fir con­tain pro­bi­otics that pro­mote good di­ges­tive health and sup­port im­mune func­tion.

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Fish con­tain omega-3 fatty acids, which pro­vide anti-in­flam­ma­tory ef­fects and may help al­le­vi­ate sea­sonal al­lergy symp­toms. The best fish sources of omega-3s in­clude sal­mon, her­ring, mack­erel, hal­ibut, and sar­dines. The best plant source of omega-3s is chia seed.

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