Fighting allergies this Spring

As the pollen count starts to soar and the London pollution levels continue to stay high, Londoners in particular are experiencing worse hay fever symptoms than usual. Here's some LDM healthy hay fever hacks to keep you protected:

Vitamin D
Check in with your immune system and regulate with Vitamin D - it helps your immune system from overreacting. Try BetterYou's range of Vitamin D sprays, soak up some sun and remember to include Vitamin D heavy foods such as salmon, sardines, mushrooms in particular reishi and eggs in your diet.

Queen Bee
Introduce bee products as they have exceptional healing powers and bee pollen is the creme de la creme of them all. This superfood of gold granules is a powerhouse of nutrients. 40% protein it contains nearly all nutrients needed for humans. Bee pollen can be used to help fight allergies - it's particularly effective when treating hay fever and sinusitis as it strengthens the respiratory system.

Eat the Rainbow
Calm inflammation by eating colourful fruit and vegetables. They help to soak up the free radicals that you produce as a hay fever sufferer. Vitamin C loaded foods such as kiwi fruit, oranges and broccoli are effective natural solutions. Lemons and garlic in particular are rich in antioxidants and bioflavonoids which help to boost your immune system.

Spice up your life
Avoid dairy products and grains as they add extra pressure on your immune system. Use mustard, horseradish and chilli peppers to help clear your nasal passages and include pineapple in your diet (contains Bromelain) which helps to reduce the production of mucus.

Louisa Drake
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