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Eat to beat hay fever

Eat to beat Hay Fever

The August winds that bring with it the promise of a new season blowing in. This promise, however – can bring with it dry air, lots of dust and one relentless tingle.

Lucky for us, Mother Nature once again has our backs 😉 She kicks butt with amazing foods to help fight away hay fever and she does it with a touch of elegance and a sprinkle of yum!

Here are 7 of our favorite foods that help relieve the symptoms associated with hay fever and a little insight as to why they react a certain way in your body.

1. Onions contain a natural antihistamine called quercetin which is anti-inflammatory, giving a whole new nutrient twist to a nice tomato and onion salsa.
2. Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which is the plant version of omega-3 in chia seeds and flax seeds has been shown to reduce inflammation which can calm hay fever symptoms.
3. An apple a day 😊 thanks again to the quercetin content in apples, studies have shown that they provide protection against allergies and asthma.
4. Broccoli (we know, it’s always on the list), this green veg is a member of the cruciferous family, which has been proven to clear blocked-up sinuses and as an added bonus is also high in vitamin C shown to reduce allergy symptoms.
5. Tomatoes are bursting with vitamin C, known to be excellent for boosting the immune system, producing a natural antihistamine, and building a tolerance against respiratory issues.
6. Eating purple foods like beetroot and purple cabbage which are rich in anthocyanins, may naturally alleviate inflammation and calm the reaction.
7. Resveratrol is an antioxidant that is found in the skin of blueberries. It acts as an anti-inflammatory agent, resulting in fewer nasal allergy symptoms and less frequent wheezing.

Using food as your medicine can be so rewarding, there is no side effects and your body knows what to do with it. Keeping it as close to nature as possible. The trick here, is to experiment and find what works for your body.

We are sharing some delicious recipes that uses the above foods to combat the tickle of hay fever. Check out our recipe section.

Beyond Wellness Detox Bath Salts – 700g

R110.70
Soak in this beautiful combination of detox bath salts for a cleansing process and to boost your immune system. Discover the healing and restorative power of deep penetrating epsom salts with grapefruit and tea tree essential oils that are present in these bath salts.

Beyond Wellness Sleepy Kid Bath Salts – 700g

R110.70
Sleepy kid bath salts to calm and promote sleep. Beyond Wellness Kids soaks with healing Epsom salts and natural aromas can be safely used by people of all ages. The kids range is designed to calm, pamper and soothe and assists in relaxation as well as promoting better sleep and overall hygiene.

Beyond Wellness Sporty Chap Kid Bath Salts – 700g

R110.70
Sporty Chap kid bath salts to soothe sore muscles and bruises. Beyond Wellness Kids soaks with healing Epsom salts and natural aromas can be safely used by people of all ages. The kids range is designed to calm, pamper and soothe and assists in relaxation as well as promoting better sleep and overall hygiene.

Fresh Earth House Coffee Beans | Brazil Uganda – 250g

R99.00
A blend of African Uganda and Brazil coffee beans to bring you a medium roast with a rich, full bodied and well balanced taste. Think fragrant hints of chocolate and a lingering finish. Our coffee beans are certified Fair trade and organic to ensure you get nothing but the best when you come in for a cuppa or if you order a cuppa for your home.

Fresh Earth Mocha Choc Cookies – 200g

R48.00
These scrumptious gluten free cookies infused with real coffee and chocolate chips are packed in re-sealable 200g pouches for prolonged freshness and then boxed for protection. Nothing artificial. Just real food ingredients.

Good Health Viralex Attack – 30’s

R295.00
Good Health Viralex Attack supports a rapid immune response to challenges towards the body’s immune system. The unique ingredient EpiCor® starts working in 2 hours and along with other key ingredients; Olive Leaf, Pelargonium Root and Zinc, supports the body’s natural immune defences for optimal health and wellbeing.

Tractor Gluten Free Oats – 2kg

R103.00

Imported directly from USA in bulk bags and packed down under strict conditions to prevent contamination.

Tractor Raw Honey – 500g

R76.00
This Pure raw honey is produced from the sweet juices of tropical coconut palm sugar blossoms.

Tractor Vegan Hot Chocolate – 300g

R76.00
Our homemade Vegan Hot Chocolate is such a hit. Made from scratch and well received in our restaurants. Enjoy it at home, simply add boiling water and milk of your choice for a yummy and nutritious cuppa hot chocolate. Boasting superfoods cacao, coconut blossom and maca powder.

Tractor Vegan Turmeric Latte – 300g

R55.00
Our homemade Vegan Turmeric latte is simply divine. Made from scratch and well received in our restaurants. Enjoy it at home, simply add boiling water and milk of your choice for a yummy and nutritious cuppa golden mylk. Boasting delicious flavor and aroma for that heart warming feeling.

Zinkies Zinc Lozenges – 12’s

R61.00
Zinc and honey lozenges are used for sore throats, hay-fever and as an excellent immune booster. They are so convenient and have a pleasant taste.
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