What Foods to Eat to Beat Hay Fever
If you suffer from spring allergies take a look at your plate: Some foods can make allergies worse. Surprised? Here’s how to eat for relief.
Adapted from Foods That Harm | Foods That Heal
Foods That Harm: Honey
If pollen leaves your eyes red, skip honey: The sweet stuff can have microscopic amounts of the allergen mixed in.
Foods That Harm: Fermented foods
If mold makes you sneezy, skip anything that’s been fermented or could harbor other strains of mold spores: raisins, beer, wine, sourdough bread, blue cheese, pickles, and vinegar.
Foods That Harm: Plants in the sunflower family
If ragweed triggers your symptoms, avoid its edible relatives as well: tarragon, artichokes, endive, and chamomile tea.
Foods That Heal: Flaxseeds
The tiny seeds are packed with omega-3s, but don’t pop them whole: The body can absorb their fatty acids only when the seeds are ground.
Foods That Heal: Tumeric
The prime ingredient in this Indian spice, curcumin, has a natural antihistamine effect. Stir it into soups, egg dishes, and curries.
Foods That Heal: Salmon and herring
Some reports suggest that eating omega-3 fatty acids can help soothe symptoms; salmon and herring are excellent sources.
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