How to Overcome Food Allergies

There are many people suffering from food allergy symptoms. In this article, you will learn how to overcome allergies to food.

What causes food allergies?

Food allergies result from your immune system erroneously identifying particular foods or substances in the foods as harmful. Allergies 12The immune system triggers body cells to release antibodies called immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies that neutralize the offending food or food substance (the allergen). If you happen to eat even the smallest quantity of that food, the IgE antibodies will sense it and communicate to the immune system to release a certain chemical called histamine and some other chemicals into your bloodstream.

This combination of chemicals causes various allergy symptoms and signs. They cause allergy responses that include itchy eyes, dropping nose, rashes, dry throat, hives, diarrhoea, nausea, anaphylactic shock and labored breathing. Some proteins available in peanuts, shellfish like shrimp, crab and lobster, fish, eggs and tree nuts like pecans and walnuts trigger the allergies. In children, often proteins in eggs, milk, tree nuts, and wheat trigger these allergies.

Food intolerance

Allergies 08There are various reactions to food that can cause symptoms similar to those of food allergy. Depending on your food intolerance, you may be able to eat little amounts of problem foods without getting any reaction. If you suffer from a food allergy, even a very tiny amount of the problem food can cause an allergic reaction.

Food intolerance can cause symptoms and signs like vomiting, nausea, cramping and diarrhoea. One tricky aspect of food intolerance diagnosis is that some people are not sensitive to the food itself, but to a substance they use when preparing the food. Some other problems that can cause symptoms similar to those of food allergies include histamine toxicity, food additives sensitivity, food poisoning, the absence of enzymes necessary for digesting the food and celiac disease.

How to avoid food allergies

• Eat non-allergic foods

These are foods that are less likely to cause allergies. The foods include green leafy vegetables. They also provide B vitamins and important minerals which improve the immune system.

• Vary your diet

Diet variation can help prevent food allergies development. You should also consider eating seasonally.

• Eat probiotic rich foods

These are foods that highly support the immune health and can assist in repairing damaged intestinal lining.

• Eat bone broth

Bone broth made of chicken and beef stock can support leaky gut healing since it replenishes intestines with amino acids and minerals that facilitates repair.

• Eat chicken

Most people do well with chicken products. They can provide you with non-allergic proteins.

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Some foods to avoid

• Allergens triggers like fish, gluten, dairy products, eggs and peanuts.
• Artificial flavorings
• Sugar
• Gluten
• Packaged food

With the information, you now know how to overcome allergies to food.