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How Victoria Beckham's diet could help her manage hay fever struggle

The former Spice Girl suffers badly with hay fever, according to David Beckham

Victoria Beckham wrapped up in a warm coat
Melanie Macleod
Wellness Editor
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Victoria Beckham has a famously strict diet, with her husband David sharing that she has eaten grilled fish and steamed vegetables almost every day since they met.

However, the 48-year-old may need to change her eating habits, for a very important health reason. Speaking about his wife once more in 2022, David shared that VB has terrible hay fever, which can be remedied by adding certain foods into her diet.

Speaking of Victoria's hay fever, David told GQ: "The kids and my wife get it every year," before adding he had been struck down for the first time.

David and Victoria holding hands in chic outfits © Getty
David and Victoria both suffer with hay fever

To limit her hay fever symptoms, online healthy food retailer MuscleFood shared nine foods that can help ease hay fever.

"Changes to a diet can have a big impact on allergy sufferers, especially for those who are hypersensitive to pollen," says MuscleFood's Ashleigh Tosh. 

"Foods such as red onion and seaweed can help to relieve the symptoms of allergens along with fruit which is rich in vitamin C like oranges and strawberries," she adds.

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Read on for the full list of food that can help ease hay fever – VB, take notes!

1. Red Onion

Red onion is high in quercetin, which controls the amount of histamine produced in the body. If red onions are eaten enough they can help to calm allergy symptoms.

2. Seaweed

Seaweed is reportedly a great way to manage allergy symptoms. It's full of antioxidants such as vitamins A, C and E, plus it has anti-allergic properties which can help sufferers through allergy season.

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3. Salmon 

Victoria Beckham will be pleased to know that oily fish salmon has anti-inflammatory systems to help ease stuffiness.

Victoria Beckham in a chic navy polo neck jumper© Getty
Victoria Beckham has a famously strict diet

4. Oranges

Victoria has said she avoids fruit as it makes her bloat, however oranges are a great way to control allergies as they're full of vitamin C which works as a natural antihistamine.

5. Strawberries

Another fruit high in vitamin C and helpful in dealing with allergies is strawberries.

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6. Garlic

Similarly to red onions, the elements of quercetin in garlic have anti-inflammatory benefits. This can help to reduce mild hay fever symptoms and get rid of stubborn blocked noses.

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7. Kale

Leafy greens such as kale are high in carotenoids which can help fight inflammation caused by seasonal allergies. They're also praised for clearing out blocked noses caused by high pollen.

8. Baked beans 

The humble baked bean is high in magnesium which can help relieve airways due to its anti-histamine functions.

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9. Pineapples

Pineapple is full of nutrients including vitamin C to help with allergy symptoms. It stands out from other fruits because it contains bromelain which tackles irritation caused by seasonal allergies.

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