Aaahhh-chooo! That’s right—we’re smack-dab in the middle of ragweed season. And that pesky pollen can sure make you miserable. Did you know that a single ragweed plant can produce millions of pollen grains every season? No wonder you can’t stop sneezing!

I was having problems last week when my wife whipped up some hot and spicy bean dip for quick (and tasty) congestion relief. I tell you, if the heat from this snack doesn’t bust through blocked nasal passages, nothing will. To make the dip, mix a jar of the hottest salsa you can find with a can of rinsed and drained black beans, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, and 1 teaspoon of dried cilantro. Scoop up the dip with tortilla chips, and munch away. You’ll be breathing easy and flowing freely in no time at all.

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