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Foods That May Worsen Pollen Allergies

Allergic to pollen? You may want to watch out for these trigger foods.

Don’t Eat Trigger Foods

The basic rule: If a food makes you uncomfortable, don’t eat it.

If it’s a favorite food, try these tips:

  • Cook it. Cooking often breaks down or alters the trigger proteins so that the immune system doesn't target them.
  • Peel it. Peeling fruits such as apples may help, because most trigger proteins are in the peel.
  • Can it. Canning also breaks down those proteins.

Reviewed on November 06, 2012

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