Oct 27, 2011

Juicing for Allergies

Whether it's the long awaited transition of summer to fall, or the quiet fading of winter to spring, the change of seasons means more than a shift of wardrobe, but for many it signifies a time of severe allergies. For the past few days I have been forced out of the game and confined to the couch with a box of tissues, a neti pot, and a vaporizer. Achoo - sneezing, wheezing, runny nose, with itchy, watery, red eyes are only a few of the symptoms we face each year as the pollen from trees, grass, flowers, and plants find their way into the air.

In honor of the season I thought I would provide some allergy juicing tips. All types of asthmatic allergy symptoms are caused by common inflammation and certain foods can reduce this inflammation greatly. Healing foods for allergies include apples, blueberries, grapes, mangoes, oranges, raspberries, strawberries, asparagus, beets, carrots, onions, red and green bell peppers, spinach and watercress. The flavonoids and antioxidants in these foods promote a proper immune response to the environment and can greatly alleviate allergy symptoms.

Introducing Sutra’s new “Allergy Elixir” raw juice!
Beets + Spinach + Apples + Strawberries

"Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food" - Hippocrates