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7 Foods to Avoid if You Have Spring Allergies

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Congestion and other allergy symptoms is nothing to sneeze at for many seasonal sufferers. However, it may be more than just the spring air that’s making you miserable…it could be the food you’re eating.

If you find you are sneezing, have watery eyes or a runny (or dry) nose when spring rolls around (finally), then you may want to adjust your diet to welcome the warmer sun. Here are seven foods to avoid during the return of the warm season…

1. Tomatoes

Sadly, these delicious salad staples may be causing you to have allergy reactions (to grass pollens) including a tingly throat, mouth dryness and scratchiness, and itchy or watery eyes, according to the Mother Nature Network.

This is because tomatoes, among other fruits and vegetables, may trigger reactions in grass pollen-sensitive individuals. The network explains that in spring (and fall) in particular, your body’s immune system “recognizes and essentially mistakes a plant protein in the food for pollen.”

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