It’s time for another Austin Sports Medicine 101 class!
Sometimes it’s hard to decide what’s the worst part about allergies: the itchy eyes, the sneezing, the runny nose, or the way your allergy medication makes you feel. Okay, itching, sneezing and runny nose–that’s definitely the worst part. But you may not need to settle for the least bad of two uncomfy situations, thanks to a great anti-inflammatory called Quercetin. Studies have shown that this little flavonol can help alleviate symptoms of allergies by decreasing histamine production.
So, where can you get this little miracle compound? That’s the best part. You probably already have some in your kitchen. The easiest place to get it is from black tea, red wine or apples, all of which naturally contain Quercetin. Apples are one of the easiest snacks to toss in your bag and eat at any time. Black tea has caffeine in it, so no worries about making you drowsy. And wouldn’t it be great if the next time you pop the cork on a nice bottle of red wine, you’ll partially be doing it for your health?