If you suffer from asthma or hayfever – especially at this time of year it has been claimed that some types of refreshing alcoholic drinks may not be a good option for sufferers.
There are some similarities between allergic asthma and hay fever, they are both triggered by an allergen (such as pollen). Summer and al fresco dining are common but your choice of drink may worsen symptons even more.
It’s usually the substances found in alcoholic drinks rather than the alcohol itself that can trigger symptoms, says Asthma UK.
Beer contains histimine which is the same substance that’s released in the body when you have an allergic reaction. So it could trigger asthma symptoms or make hay fever worse.
And sulphites are preservatives found in many alcohol drinks (like white wine) which can also exacerbate symptoms.
So which ones are better?
Clear spirits like gin and vodka are better options as they’re very low in both substances as they’re very low in both substances.
When trying to work out which may be best if any trigger your symtoms it is best to avoid…
Any concerns speak with your GP.