Hay fever is often a result of inflammation, and affects up to 42 percent of us, according to an April 22 2023 report by Science Alert. While it is common knowledge that our gut microbiome regulates our immune system, researchers found that people suffering from hay fever tend to have lower gut microbiome diversity compared to those without the condition.

Additionally, people with hay fever have more of certain bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus. Lactobacillus acidophilus, on the other hand, is known to reduce hay fever. According to the Science Alert report, increases in strains such as Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, Bifidobacterium lactis, Bifidobacterium bifidum and Lactobacillus casei have also shown some promise in reducing hay fever symptoms.

Science Alert encourages people suffering from hay fever symptoms to consume more prebiotic and probiotic fermented foods during hay fever season such as yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi and kombucha.




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