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5 Simple Recipes to Naturally Alleviate Fall Allergy Symptoms 

Fall allergy symptoms getting you down? Us too. Whether you’re suffering from ragweed, pet dander, dust mites, mold, or another type of seasonal allergy; we’re all looking for relief from all the sniffling, sneezing, and headaches that come with fall allergies.

The fall season is about pumpkin spice and everything nice, not about shutting yourself indoors. It’s no fun missing the apple orchards and pumpkin patches or the football games and hay rides because your head is full and your nose is leaking.   

While there are preventative measures you can take like tracking the pollen count in your area and taking medication for your allergy symptoms, there are more delicious things you can try to keep your allergy symptoms in check! 


Turmeric

Turmeric provides several health benefits including fighting inflammation, like inflammation from an allergic reaction, due to its curcumin content. Turmeric might even be able to help with anxiety and depression.  

The turmeric spice has a savory and bitter taste that can be balanced by adding a sweetener like honey or maple syrup making it a great warm autumn spice. An easy and delicious way to get your daily dose of turmeric is making a Golden Milk Latte


Recipe for Golden Milk Latte: 

2 cups milk of your choice
1 inch piece of peeled ginger 
1½ teaspoon turmeric
1 tablespoon honey 
½ teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of black pepper 

1. Warm all ingredients in a small saucepan until it comes to a low simmer.
2. Whisk well to dissolve spices and divide into two mugs. 

 

turmeric golden milk latte


Apples

That’s right! Apples can help relieve allergy symptoms. Apple peels contain quercetin, which can help us fight allergy symptoms because it's an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. So try snacking on one while you’re out at the apple orchards this autumn. 

If you want to use those freshly picked apples try… an easy apple pie recipe. Ok, so maybe apple pie specifically won’t help with your allergies, but you’re watching the leaves fall and you already have your healthy Golden Milk Latte, so why not pair it with a sweet treat? 


Almonds

Almonds are another easy snack that can help relieve allergy symptoms. They’re high in magnesium, which can help reduce inflammation and stress. Although almonds can help with seasonal allergies they’re also a leading cause of food allergies for many so make sure you or your loved ones don’t have a nut allergy! 

Grabbing a handful of almonds can provide allergy relief, and their toasty and earthy natural flavor is perfect for the fall season. But if you want to go a step further, try a roasted candied almond recipe if you want to add a bit of sugar and spice to your treat. 


Ginger

Ginger is another warm spice that has anti-inflammatory properties. Adding powdered ginger to your foods can help your allergy symptoms and even help with digestive issues like heartburn. It’s one of those classic fall flavors you just can’t resist!

Gingersnaps are a fan favorite cookie of the season. So cuddle up with a pumpkin spice latte, a scary (or not so scary) movie, and some homemade soft gingersnap cookies! 


Recipe for Soft Gingersnap Cookies:

1½ cups all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup whole wheat flour
2 eggs 
2 teaspoons baking soda
½ cup sugar 
1 teaspoon each of cinnamon, gloves, and ginger
¼ cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup molasses
¼ cup vegetable oil 

1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
2. I
n a mixing bowl, combine the two different flours, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and salt. 
3. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, sugars, oil, and molasses, and mix well. 
4. Add to dry ingredients, and mix well.
5. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets coated with nonstick cooking spray or parchment paper. 
6. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until cookies spring back when lightly touched.
7. Cool on pans for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely. 

 

ginger cookies

Local Honey

Local honey, like apples, contains quercetin that can act as an anti-inflammatory or antihistamine. All the anti-inflammatory properties of honey should help alleviate your allergy symptoms so you can enjoy the sweet treat while stopping those watery eyes. 

Honey is a versatile ingredient that you can simply add to sweeten your tea or be more ambitious in the kitchen and try making Greek Baklava. Or, why not have both? Cozy up with a good book, some tea and honey and a few pieces of baklava this fall! 



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Fight those pesky allergy symptoms with clean indoor air and enjoy your autumn treats… just make sure no one sneaks off with them!

dog trying to sneak away with gingersnap cookies