Some foods can actually trigger your allergies, or make them worse. This is because of something called Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS). The proteins in some fruits and veggies are similar to the proteins in pollen that cause hay fever. It’s helpful to know some of those foods that may cause a cross reaction in order to prevent symptoms. You can also peel the skins to eliminate cross-reaction. Apples are a trigger food, but most of the protein are found in the skin. Also cooking the foods changes the proteins and will help prevent a reaction.
If you know your spring allergies are triggered by ragweed, a common culprit – then you should also avoid foods like:
- Camomile Tea
If your allergies are caused by grass pollen, then avoid these foods:
Revolution Health and Dr. Oz have put together a complete cross-reaction chart that highlights the foods that may worsen your seasonal allergies.
In the infographic below, most of the foods providing the 12 nutrients to fight seasonal allergies are not found on the cross-reaction chart. With the exception of almonds. Don’t eat almonds if birch or alder tree pollen trigger your hay fever. Other than that, all of the foods mentioned here should be pretty safe to eat, and I sure hope they do wonders for relieving your symptoms!
Natural Healthy Concepts carries a great selection of natural allergy and sinus relief products to help you combat your symptoms, as well as supplements that are made from these sorts of foods and provide these nutrients. So for example, if you hate mushrooms but want to benefit from beta-glucan – you still can!
Here are links to supplements of the 12 nutrients listed:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Omega 3s
Other Articles About Allergies From Our Blog:
Dr. Oz Seasonal Allergy Cross Reaction Chart via doctoroz.com
Best Foods to Manage Your Seasonal Allergies via nextavenue.org
10 Foods That Fight Spring Allergies via mnn.com
Best & Worst Foods For Allergies via huffingtonpost.com
Outdoor Allergies & Food Allergies via aaaai.org
Food That Fight Allergies via everydayhealth.com