PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Some of us are walking around sniffling or trying not to scratch our eyes too much, because as much as we love spring, it can mean allergies.
So besides taking various allergy medications and anti-histamines, there are some basic things at home you can do to relieve your symptoms:
Start by cooking with chicken instead of beef.
1. Cutting back on trans oleic acid is the goal here - that's a form of mono-unsaturated fat found primarily in meat and dairy products which can sometimes add to your sniffles.
2. Cook with turmeric!
Turmeric is a spice common in curry and Indian cuisine that may act as a decongestant. It's known to reduce allergy symptoms and ward off colds.
3. Try a herb called butterbur.
This herb has the best track record when used to fight off pollen allergies.