I talk a lot about food allergies/intolerances but this is because they are so common and can exacerbate so many health conditions.
As well as causing, fatigue, wheat gain, mood swings and skin and digestive conditions, eating a food you are intolerant to can make your immune system more sensitive to other allergens. This includes pollen, so if you suffer from hayfever you may get relief from avoiding certain foods.
The most common food allergens are listed below. By avoiding each one separately for two weeks at a time you should be able work out if any of these are aggravating your hay fever, however it may be a good idea to start by cutting out dairy and wheat (the two most common food allergens) straight away.
Following an anti-inflammatory diet can also help reduce allergic reactions, including hayfever, but I'll save that diet for another blog!
Top 10 food allergens: