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It is a common myth that local honey builds up your immunity by exposing you to small amounts of pollen, but in one study in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, people with allergies were no better off after consuming a tablespoon of the sweet stuff daily for 30 weeks. Here’s why: It’s the pollen blowing in the wind that’s likely to make you sneeze, not the stuff in flowering plants. “The allergens – trees, grass and mold – that trigger seasonal allergy symptoms are not related at all to the pollen collected by bees,” says James Sublett,
M.D.**Fitness Magazine.