Achu! Yup, we know the deal, allergy season has reared its ugly head again. But don’t fret, research shows that some of the drinks already in your fridge might do the trick. Quercetin, a natural compound found in red wine and black tea, works as an anti-inflammatory and decreases histamine production. Make a pitcher of tea and pop in some ice cubes for a refreshing allergy remedy…sans drowsy side effects. Or enjoy a glass of red wine (as if we needed yet another reason to love the stuff) for a relaxing evening, tissues not included.
NLT: Quercetin is also found in grapefruit and apples; the perfect ingredients for a light summer parfait. Add fruit to low fat yogurt, and sprinkle with flax seeds for a nutrient bursting crunch.