Dietitian:Some foods could help allergy symptoms


Research shows more than 50 million Americans experience various types of allergies each year.

Right now, the pollen count for trees are extremely high in the Upstate. We are predominantly seeing high counts of oak, ash and mulberry.

The typical symptoms people can experience include runny nose, itchy throat and watery eyes. But some health professionals tell 7News that certain foods can help lessen those symptoms.

“Red skinned apples or grapes different foods like capers and that helps block that histamine response and nutrients in pineapples will reduce inflammation,” said Debbie Milne, a clinical dietitian at Bon Secours St. Francis.

On the other end, Milne said that alcohol can make symptoms worse as well as spicy things like hot peppers.

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