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15th Jul 2019

This popular Millennial food could actually help cure your hay fever symptoms

Rebecca O'Keeffe

Who knew?

We are in the bloody height of hay fever season, as I know this as I am an intense sufferer.

Right now, my nose is running, my eyes are red and puff, and I’ve sneezed at least  times in the last hour.

And while I do take my anti-histamines every day, it seems as though there are other things I could be doing to help myself.

Eating avocado and poached eggs is one of those things – I’m deadly serious.

According to Dr Preethi, a GP in London, certain foods can help prevent hay fever symptoms.

“Include Omega fatty acids in your diet, found in oily fish, flax seeds, avocado and nuts, they will help to boost your immune system, as they have an anti-inflammatory advantage.”

“Vitamin D, which is also responsible for a healthy immune system can be found in some vegetables, eggs, and soya milk.”

So yeah, brunch could save you.

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“You should also [add] more carotenoids to your diet, since they act as antioxidants, which will help to boost your immune system – these can be found in carrots, apricots, pumpkins and spinach.”

The fun doesn’t stop there, with even more of our fave foods making the list.

“Sweet potato is an anti-inflammatory which can help reduce inflammation and irritation caused by hay fever.”

There’s also the well known theory that spicy food could help alleviate your hay fever symptoms.

“Hot chilli peppers contain capsaicin, a component which is activated when consumed, this opens nasal passages and stimulates normal breathing.”

“Turmeric, the common Indian spice, and cinnamon are considered good anti-inflammatories and natural immune system boosters which will help to combat the effects of pollen allergies!”

There you have it gals, we know what we’ll be eating all summer.