Now that we’re past the holidays and have consumed the sugary foods that might have inflamed our sinuses, it’s time to do somewhat of a food cleanse to clear them out again. Even if you’re not finished with all the leftover candy, it’s still a good time to put in some daily eating habits to battle allergies and sinus infections. And who knows, those healthy eating habits could carry over into Thanksgiving, where other foods could cause inflammation. But for now, here are the best foods for sinus health:
Most known to cure stomach woes, ginger is also great for taking care of other inflamed areas in the body. That means pain relief and decreases in swelling throughout the body. It might not be the tastiest food out there, but it’s one of the best foods for sinus health.
Water and Tea
Not necessarily a food, but a consumable. This one should be obvious too, but sometimes we get too busy to remember to drink water. Our bodies need water to function and if we don’t get enough, things stop working. For example, our sinuses can get thick with mucus and clog up. Water alleviates that. Hot teas are also great for getting the mucus moving.
Vitamin C is a great way to build that immune system and help the body fight against all sorts of issues, namely issues of the sinuses.
This is a spice that’s generally found in curry, so that natural heat can clear the sinuses. It also has a relation to ginger and decreases inflammation.
Berries have antioxidants, which specifically are not only the best foods for sinus health, but also protecting them as well.
All that extra Halloween garlic you have leftover for warding off vampires can be put to good use. Garlic is an anti-inflammatory and it fights bacteria.
For sinus problems, it’s always important to know where they come from and how to treat them. The best way to do that is to get a check-up by a doctor or an ENT specialist that can bring long-term solutions. If you’re having sinus troubles and need a long-term solution, call the Ear, Nose and Throat Institute at 770-740-1860 or fill out the form at the top of the page.
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