Allergies can be seasonal, due to pollen, grasses or ragweed. The reaction usually starts as an allergy sufferer begins eating the foods.
The most common symptoms include itchiness or swelling of the mouth, face, lip, tongue and throat. Reactions may be delayed in some cases, but often happen almost immediately.
Sure, you can’t cure your nasal allergies, but what you eat can make a difference in your sensitivity. Some foods can make symptoms better, and some can make them worse.
Below are the 4 Foods That Can Make Your Allergies Worse! And at the end is a list of food you can have to reduce allergy!
#1. Spicy food
There is a syndrome called gustatory rhinitis! In this, people actually develop an allergic irritation from spicy foods and ends up sneezing or a runny nose when exposed to spicy foods.
You might know, spices really does trigger allergy-like symptoms. You nose might run, your eyes could water, you may even sneeze.
So, having a spicy meal in between your troublesome state of allergy can make the condition even worst.
There’s a other side for it too, some people witness, The spicier the food, the better it may be for your allergy. Since it can thin the mucous you’re secreting and clear blocked nasal passages.
But we can’t deny the fact that spicy foods can trigger heartburn or acid re-flux. Ingredients like wasabi, horseradish, and peppers can also trigger sinus problems. So, i still don’t think it’s a good idea to go for spicy food.
#2. Raw fruits & veggies
Don’t confuse it with washed fruits & cooked veggies, they are rather pretty good in fighting allergies!
One study showed that kids with allergic asthma who ate lots of tomatoes, eggplant, cucumber, green beans, and zucchini had fewer symptoms than kids who didn’t.
But the thing is completely different with raw fruits & Vegetables. Some pollen have proteins that are very similar to those in everyday fruits and vegetables, and your body can mistake the two.
If suppose you have an allergy to grass, certain fruits and vegetables can exacerbate your allergy symptoms.
Common culprits are celery, corn, rice, melons and peaches. If you feel an itching in your mouth or throat after eating this stuffs, you may be allergic to its family.
The best will be, before you redo your grocery list, know that cooking fruits and veggies often destroys these proteins. That will lowers your chance of a reaction.
A glass of alcohol can causes swelling and stuffiness in nose. And if you’re already congested, that could make your symptoms even worse.
This happens because Alcohol causes the blood vessels to dilate, the same process that gives your cheeks that rosy flush, and might make allergy sniffles feel worse.
There’s also some naturally-occurring histamin in alcohol, made during the fermentation process. Depending on how your body processes it, this could also lead to more allergy-like symptoms after drinking.
So, it’s always better to stay away from it in such condition!
If you are sensitive to some particular irritants such as ragweed or grass, you should be better stay away from fruits including cantaloupe, watermelon, and honeydew during your allergic state as they aggravate your allergies even more.
Watermelon is widely regarded as one of summer’s tastiest treats. A staple at picnics and cookouts, this fruit is often used to flavor juice, yogurt, and candy.
But I don’t think it to be a good option to go for during allergic state because of its allergy inducing properties.
Foods helpful in coping allergies:
- crustacean shellfish
- tree nuts
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