2. Choose Chicken
When you can choose between meat, dairy, and chicken, the best choice for allergies may be chicken.
A study found that those who consumed more meat and dairy had more pronounced symptoms of hay fever than those who ate poultry.
The reason is that meat and dairy contain trans oleic acid that can aggravate allergic symptoms. Even though olive oil also is rich in this substance, it doesn’t exist in a form that is problematic; it has regular oleic acid and not “trans” oleic acid.
Saturated fats from certain animal sources may be responsible for triggering allergies.