Posted on by IHH Staff

If you are an allergy sufferer like many, you know it can be very challenging finding the right treatment! Well here are a few suggestions from the Readers Digest.

1. Choose chicken, not beef!! A study found that people who had the most trans-oleic* acid in their diets were nearly three times as likely to have hay fever as those who ate the least.
2. Eat an orange every morning. They’re rich in vitamin C, a natural antihistamine. Some studies link low vitamin C levels with allergies.
3. Avoid monosodium benzoate. A Study found this preservative triggered sneezing and itchy nose in adults without allergies. It’s often found in juices, pickles, olives, and salad dressings.
4. Sip green. Japanese scientist identified a compound (ECGC) in the brew that blocks a key cell receptor involved in producing an allergic response. 

*A form of mono-unsaturated fat found in red meat and dairy product.