Make These Diet Changes to Improve Allergies & Sinuses
January 7, 2019
We’ve talked before about the surprising foods that can help to ease sinus or allergy symptoms—find that blog here—but today we’ve got tips for how to permanently tweak your diet for optimal airway health. Take notes!
1. Cut Dairy
This may be surprising, but avoiding dairy is actually a quick way to decrease mucus production, avoid seasonal allergies, and even avoid asthma attacks. It may not work for everyone, but it’s worth a shot based on the successes of many patients who have seen great success after cutting dairy from their diets.
2. Incorporate More Fruits and Veggies
Fruits and veggies, especially those high in vitamin C—like apples, oranges, grapes, tomatoes, spinach, and broccoli—fights against nasal congestion. We love this list of foods and how they benefit allergy and asthma sufferers!
3. Snack on Nuts
Unless you have a nut allergy, snacking on nuts instead of easy-to-grab, processed snacks can help to reduce inflammation, which is a great help to reducing sinusitis symptoms. The list in this article is really helpful for identifying which foods in your diet may be causing inflammation.
4. Stop Skipping Workouts
We know workouts aren’t necessarily part of your diet, but maintaining a healthy body certainly contributes not only to the way your body digests and metabolizes food, but it allows you to keep off weight and condition your lungs for better ease of breathing.
Here, we explain exactly how regular cardio workouts contribute to lung health!
Thinking that you need help pinpointing the specific causes of your allergies and sinusitis?
We’re experts at that. And our comprehensive treatment plans also incorporate diet changes to make sure that you breathe easier for life! Give us a call so that we can create your personal treatment plan today.