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5 Foods to Combat Seasonal Allergies

By Marcus O’Neill

The spring season is now squarely upon us. For many people that means dealing with itchy, watery eyes, a runny nose and congestion from seasonal allergies.  Fortunately, you can ease those symptoms with some common foods that are easily incorporated into your diet. Here are five foods that can help to alleviate the symptoms of seasonal allergies.

Foods to Avoid

There are several foods that you’ll probably want to avoid as they may worsen your allergy symptoms. These foods contain high amounts of histamine. They include aged cheeses, sauerkraut, processed meats and wine. So while you may not be able to completely ditch your anti-histamine medication, if you keep the foods listed above in mind the next time you’re out grocery shopping, you can certainly help take the sting out of allergy season.

Marcus O’Neill is a Registered Dietitian from Canada. He recently decided to quit his job and follow his wife to Egypt, so that she can pursue her dream of teaching abroad. He can be reached by email at [email protected], or you can follow him via Twitter (@marcusoneillrd), or his website (www.dietitianabroad.com).

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