One of the most tedious things about getting a cold or the allergies is taking over the counter medicine. But what if you could make yourself some juice to beat the allergies and even a cold? According to Dr. Taz Bhatia, there are a couple of juices that you could make with simple ingredients you find at the grocery store and you can even skip the medicine aisle.
Orange, Raw Honey, Ginger, Lemon Juice
You can drink this cold or froth and drink warm. This is a power-packed juice with a high dose of vitamin C from the citrus fruits. Vitamin C helps block histamines. Raw honey contains propolis, which boosts immune system function. Ginger gives it a nice kick of flavor and it is an anti-inflammatory food, which helps fight allergies by minimizing the inflammatory response.
Parsley, Cucumber, Green Apple, Mint Juice
If you like the idea of drinking green juices, but don’t like the bitter flavor that makes them taste like dirt, then this is just what you were looking for. The parsley in this drink is a natural diuretic blocking histamine. It’s also a flavonoid, so it acts as an anti-inflammatory food in the body, which minimizes that inflammatory response. Apples contain another important flavonoid called quercitin. Quercitin is wonderful for allergies and helps reduce and control the allergic inflammation. Green apples are great because even though they’re sweet, they have lower sugar content. The mint contains menthol and rosmarinic acid, which acts as a decongestant and helps stop the allergic response.
Apple, Pineapple, Kale Juice
Aside from being sweet and delicious, pineapple contains bromelain, which is nature’s natural antihistamine. Blend it with kale and you’ll get a good serving of your greens for the day and apples for a boost of quercetin.
Orange, Lemon, Apple, Cayenne, & Ginger
This juice is called the Super Sinus Juice and it’s great when you are feeling weak, you have a stuffy nose or allergies. This juice is an immune system booster and is rich in antioxidants like vitamin C. The sweet ingredients like the orange and the lemon make it sweet, but the cayenne and ginger make it spicy, which is great to clear up your sinuses. So it’s a little sweet, tart, and spicy.