Certain Foods At Certain Times Of The year May Be Making Your Allergies Worse
Spring is here and so are those seasonal allergies that can linger well into summer. Taking allergy pills can help but did you ever stop to think that certain foods you eat are the root of your sniffling and sneezing? Up to 70% of seasonal allergy suffers from oral allergy syndrome, an allergic reaction to raw fruits and vegetables that have similar proteins to certain pollens. As your body can normally handle a certain amount of pollen, adding certain fruits and vegetables at certain times of the year can be too much to handle. For instance, trees tend to pollenate in the spring, meaning certain foods that mimic those pollens should be avoided to cut down your agony. Those are apples, apricots, carrots, celery, cherries, kiwi, pears, plums, almonds peaches and hazelnuts. In the summer, grasses are the most common pollinators, so avoid cantaloupes, honeydews, oranges, tomatoes and watermelon. For the fall, weeds are the heavy pollinators, so avoid bananas, cantaloupes, carrots, celery, cucumbers, peaches, honeydews, watermelon and zucchini. Although not full proof or even desirable by foodies, cutting down on these foods may give you some allergy relief for the season.