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.
Don’t eat: honey
If pollen leaves your eyes red, skip honey: The sweet stuff can have microscopic amounts of the allergen mixed in.
Don’t eat: 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. Certain fermented foods can also bother your belly.
Don’t eat: plants in the sunflower family
If ragweed triggers your symptoms, avoid its edible relatives as well: tarragon, artichokes, endive, and chamomile tea.
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Eat: salmon and herring
Some reports suggest that eating omega-3 fatty acids can help soothe allergy symptoms; salmon and herring are excellent sources.