Smoothie for your Allergies

by Melissa West on August 31, 2013

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Smoothie for your Allergies


Smoothie-for-Allergy-SeasonI have had numerous requests lately for help with sinus drainage and yoga for allergies and immune function. So I thought I would include a juice to help with allergies and hay fever for this week’s Smoothie Saturday video. Allergies are usually caused by chronic inflammation in your body due to stress and poor digestion which allow the toxin to activate your immune system. This actually causes the inappropriate inflammatory response in your eyes, nose and airways.

Stress, worry, fatigue and gastrointestinal upset will trigger or exacerbate allergies, so resting, practicing yoga and eating foods that help to alleviate inflammation and fight free radicals will help.

  • Beet tops – high in vitamin A, antioxidants, and betaine, an enzyme that strengthens the liver and gallbladder.
  • Mangoes – high in vitamins A and C, beta-carotene, niacin, fiber and potassium to help fight infection and toxins
  • Raspberries – a good source of niacin, potassium, and vitamin C which boost the immune system
  • Blueberries – a good source of tannins that kill bacteria and viruses and help with digestion, blueberries are also potent antioxidants that are packed with vitamin C and potassium.

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