Spring is just around the corner, and anyone who has experienced seasonal allergies knows that the uptick of pollen in the air is a recipe for watery eyes, runny noses and other unpleasant symptoms.
Allergies are mysterious, but if you suffer from them you might be surprised to discover that its possible to help minimize symptoms and alleviate flare-ups by adjusting your diet. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, an estimated one-third of pollen allergy patients may be affected byoral-allergy syndrome(OAS).When someone has OAS, certain foods that contain traces of pollen trigger reactions in the body, such as itchiness in the mouth and throat.
If this phenomenon sounds familiar to you, or you just want to ensure youre minimizing your risk of flare-ups as much as possible this season, here are some common foods that could actually be making your spring allergies worse.
1 &2. Pitted and Tropical Fruits
Watch out for pitted fruits, such as apricots, apples, plums, cherries, tomatoes and peaches. Additionally, some tropical fruitssuch as kiwis and pineapplescan exacerbate your spring allergies.
3. Certain Veggies