There are foods that you should avoid during allergy season. Any foods that you are allergic to, or have sensitivity to, should be avoided. If you’re not sure how far-reaching your food sensitivities are, an elimination diet can help identify foods that can make your allergies worse.

Foods that commonly make hay fever symptoms worse include alcohol, caffeine, dairy, chocolate, peanuts, sugar, wheat, citrus and chocolate. In addition, many common food preservatives — including sodium bisulfite, potassium bisulfite, sodium sulfite and artificial sweeteners — can contribute to your seasonal allergy symptoms.

Avoid dried fruits, bottled citrus juice, shrimp and any highly processed foods. In addition, many people find relief when avoiding foods that cause mucus production — and it isn’t just dairy that contributes to mucus. Conventional dairy, gluten, sugar, caffeinated beverages, as well as any foods that you have sensitivity for can worsen your allergy symptoms. 

If you have a ragweed allergy, it’s important to avoid melons, bananas, cucumbers, sunflower seeds, echinacea and chamomile, as they can trigger allergic response in your system. The overall goal of limiting foods that you have sensitivity to is to lighten the overall burden on your immune system and allow it to function more optimally.

Foods to Avoid During Allergy Season:

  1. Alcohol
  2. Caffeine
  3. Conventional dairy
  4. Chocolate
  5. Peanuts
  6. Sugar
  7. Artificial sweeteners
  8. Processed foods
  9. Melons
  10. Bananas
  11. Cucumbers
  12. Sunflower seeds
  13. Shellfish
  14. Bottled citrus juice
  15. Echinacea
  16. Chamomile
  17. Wheat
  18. Soy

 

source: excerpt https://draxe.com/seasonal-allergy-symptoms/

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