Eating an apple every day can help reduce asthma and allergy symptoms by elevating your quercetin levels. Quercetin is an anti-oxidant that alters the immune response to allergic triggers. Apples can also improve lung health.

Pomegranates To Be Filled With Merits and Mitzvos

Pomegranates are also a symbol of fertility. Pomegranates are an excellent source of anti-oxidants. When they are not in season, drink pomegranate juice instead.

Honey For a Sweet Year

Honey is more effective than antibiotics to combat sinusitis! Honey, a source of bacteria-fighting hydrogen peroxide, helps mend mucous membranes. The Manuka variety of honey has the highest level of these antioxidants, but all varieties have these benefits. Eat a spoonful of honey, or add it to a cup of tea, 2-3 times per day.

Eating local honey (from pollen in your area) is an effective way to combat seasonal allergies.

Carrots Multiply

In Yiddish, the word for carrot is “merrin,” which also means “to multiply”.

Carrots are a good source of alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, and beta-cryptoxanthin, which are all essential for strong, healthy bones. Eating a lot of carrots may protect against bone loss as you age.

Use Your Head

Some people have a custom to place the head of a fish on the table on Rosh Hashanah to remind us to be like a head, not a tail.

Wild salmon, a true “super food,” contains omega-3 fatty acids that protect against heart disease, Alzheimer’s, ADHD and depression.

Consumption of Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA), an omega-3 found in fatty fish, is linked to better brain development in babies. For those expectant mothers who are concerned about mercury in fish, this can be consumed in supplement form.