Monday, 17 March 2014

Foods to Avoid for Pollen Allergies - Part 3


This is a continuation of Part 1  and Part 2 where we discussed about the foods to avoid for ragweed pollen allergies and grass pollen allergies. If you have birch pollen allergies, the following food may cross react with birch pollen and trigger the oral allergy syndrome (OAS):

Celery

Apples

Carrots

Hazelnuts

Peaches

Pears

Peanuts

Walnuts

Raw Potatoes


Your body may not react to all of these food even though you are allergic to birch pollen. Only limit or avoid them if you notice your body having allergic reactions to the food. The good news is that cooking and processing sometimes help to change the protein in these food that cause the allergy so that your immune system no longer reacts to them. Therefore, you may find that consuming applesauce or cooked potatoes will not trigger OSA, but eating them raw might. 

Source: health.howstuffworks.com