The best foods to fight sinus congestion!!

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Sinus infections can be terribly disruptive, causing breathing difficulty, headaches, stuffiness and loss of taste. While they can be treated with medication, sometimes a careful diet is all it takes to help relieve the congestion. Here are a list of foods to eat, and a list of foods to definitely avoid during times of sinusitis.




Spicy food like pepper, chillies, jalapenos relieve sinus congestion as they help release the mucus that causes a stuffed nose. Although, people with acid reflux should stay clear of this one.




Garlic contains an enzyme called allicin that destroys the bacteria and viruses that cause sinusitis.
 

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Vitamin E also helps sinus congestion, and can be found in nuts, seeds and vegetable oils.




Zinc, found in red meat, poultry and seafood helps to relieve sinus congestion.
 

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Tea moistens the mucus membranes, helping to clear the sinus network.




The potassium found in coconut water helps cleanse the body and clear congested sinuses.
 

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Chicken soup contains an amino acid called cysteine that causes a runny nose and clears out the nasal congestion.




Leafy green veggies, tomatoes and orange and yellow fruits and veggies contains Vitamin A that help build healthy mucus membranes.
 

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Grapefruits, lemons and oranges are rich in Vitamin C and help clear sinus congestion.




Pineapples contain bromelain that help relieve inflammation which is a cause of sinusitis.
 

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Very Useful Karti.
 

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