Want to know how best to help with hay fever? Here you'll find all our helpful information on seasonal allergies, including foods you should be eating more of and what to avoid, as well as a low-histamine diet which involves cutting back on the foods which are typically highest in histamine.


Please note, if you have persistent allergy symptoms you may need to consult your GP.

Have a read below, then read up on nut allergies, allergies in children and find out if food intolerance tests are worth it.

10 foods to support your seasonal allergies

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To help you prepare for hay fever season, we share our favourite foods for easing inflammation and supporting your immune system through the dreaded ‘summer cold', like this delicious kefir and mango smoothie.

Hay fever season: 10 natural approaches to help you through

Woman sitting outdoors and suffering from pollen allergy

Hay fever season begins in March, when the tree pollen season starts, and continues into September. Be prepared with these natural approaches to ease your allergy symptoms this season.

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What is a low-histamine diet?

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Registered nutritionist, Kerry Torrens explores what histamine is, why it’s important for health, and what problems may arise if you have too much of it. Understand what it means to have a histamine intolerance and practical steps you can take to limit your exposure to histamines.

Top 20 low-histamine foods

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Following a balanced, nourishing diet can seem like an impossibility when you have a histamine intolerance. Registered nutritionist Kerry Torrens sorts through the confusion and highlights 20 ‘good for you’ low-histamine ingredients and some recipes to enjoy them in – like our ricotta, broccoli and lemon penne.

A guide to high-histamine foods

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Think histamine is just about allergy? Think again. Registered nutritionist, Kerry Torrens explores what histamine is, how the food we eat can affect our histamine levels and which ingredients rank the highest for histamine. Some of them might surprise you...

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