Vitamin C and the antioxidant quercetin work synergistically to knock out your worst allergies.
A study in Inflammation Research for instance, concluded quercetin suppressed allergy-related inflammation.
Fruits and vegetables like oranges and red peppers offer vitamin C, and quercetin-rich foods include green tea, red onions, oranges, and apples.
Stress – including allergy-related stress on your body – depletes vitamin C. To get therapeutic amounts of these allergy-fighting nutrients, you’ll need to supplement.
From The Raspberry Calories Entry:
Quercetin is a flavonoid found in onions, garlic, and also raspberries. Quercetin has anti-inflammatory effects and is also a potent anti-carcinogen, helping to prevent cancer. Raspberries have 15mg quercetin per cup.
Quercetin Also Helps With Leaky Gut Syndrome:
Quercetin Found in apples and onions, quercetin works as a powerful antioxidant to reduce histamine, an inflammatory compound your immune system releases with leaky gut syndrome. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, therapeutic amounts of quercetin are anti-inflammatory and can help stabilize the cells that release histamine in your body.