Before reaching for the pills this allergy season, try reaching for the refrigerator.

Vitamins and minerals found in common every-day foods can help fight allergy symptoms like stuffy noses, sneezes, and itchy eyes.

Vitamin C contained in citrus fruits, berries, and greens can help reduce mucus build up in the nose and sinuses and clear the nasal passages.

Greens like broccoli and kale also offer a boost of folic acid, which is said to be a natural anti-histamine.

Spruce up those greens with lots of garlic and onions. Both contain quercetin, an element found in plants that can help ease the suffering of allergy symptoms.

And round out your allergy-fighting menu with plenty of anti-inflammatory foods like salmon.