If You're A Congested Mess, You Need This Allergy-Fighting Smoothie Pronto

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Yes, you can fight seasonal allergies with what you eat. This whole-food-based mocktail contains ingredients that fend off those itchy eyes and sniffles naturally. Apples are rich in quercetin and flavonoids, supporting the immune system and fighting allergies. Pineapples are high in bromelain, aiding your digestion and working as a decongestant. Local honey can be an added for an immune boost along with some ginger to fight inflammation. The natural sugars of the fruit are balanced by the prebiotics, probiotics and fiber to help keep inflammation at bay!

Allergy-Fighting Smoothie

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 2 apples, any kind, cut into slices lengthwise
  • 1 cup of pineapple: can use fresh or frozen
  • 2 teaspoon of local honey
  • 1 to 2 cups of water
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger

Method

Blend until very smooth, then enjoy!

Taz Bhatia, M.D.

Integrative Medicine Doctor
Dr. Taz Bhatia, MD, is a board-certified physician, specializing in integrative and emergency medicine, pediatrics and prevention, with expertise in women’s health, weight-loss, hormone balance and nutrition. She is the author of the best-selling books “Super Woman RX” and “The 21-Day Belly Fix.” Personal health challenges in her twenties combined with a broken health care system motivated Dr. Taz to pursue an alternative definition of health and healthy living. As a young resident, she was sick and without answers, and began searching for help to heal her health issues. Studying various systems of medicine including Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Ayurveda, she found a wealth of information not yet taught in conventional medical schools. It led her to opening her now nationally-recognized practice, CentreSpring MD (formerly Atlanta Center for Holistic and Integrative Medicine). Today, Dr. Taz and her team work relentlessly to find a patient’s core health problems, their centre, in order to spring them forth in health, pulling from multiple systems of medicine, including integrative, functional, Chinese and holistic medicine.
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