How Food Allergies Affect Your Overall Diet?

by Rohit Bumrah Writter

Dietary restrictions owing to food allergies have become common these days. Many people are developing food allergies owing to GMO, pesticides, etc. present in the items. It is a condition that triggers an abnormal immune response by consumption of certain food. When triggered by the allergen, the body secretes histamine which causes inflammation. Exposure to the allergen even in small quantities might cause adverse reactions on the body. The most common symptoms of food allergy are swelling of tongue/mouth or face, bloating, inflammation, vomiting, diarrhea, low blood pressure, breathing difficulty, skin rash, hives, etc.

Let’s walk through the most common types of food allergies:

Today a huge multitude of people are lactose intolerant. Lactose is an allergen present in cow’s milk and milk products. Children are more prone to having allergic reactions to cows’ milk than adults. However, today many adults are intolerant to lactose with varying level of reactions from bloating, indigestion to rashes. Many people are allergic to egg and other poultry products. In some cases, the allergen is present in the yolk of the egg. This type of allergy is common among kids. Allergic reactions include digestive distress, skin rashes, breathing difficulty, etc. Nut allergy is a more common type of allergy. It causes a reaction from an allergen contained in nuts like peanut, pine nut, almond, walnuts, cashews, etc. People who are allergic to certain nuts will also be allergic to the oils and butter extracted from the same. Peanut allergy is more common, and it can be severe or fatal. Nut allergies are responsible for 50 % of anaphylaxis-related deaths. These days seafood is loaded with mercury, chemicals and other harmful substances. Seafood Allergy is quite common in people. Consumption of prawns, shrimp, lobster, mussels, crayfish, squid, and scallops can trigger allergic reactions like vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pain. In this case the allergy is triggered to a protein found in these shellfish. Gluten Intolerance is a very common condition and many people are not aware of it. This condition is different from celiac disease. This allergic reaction is triggered by the gluten found in wheat. It can cause bloating, indigestion, vomiting, rashes, swelling, etc. Many children and young adults are developing gluten sensitivity these days. They can eat gluten-free grains like brown rice, amaranth, millet, quinoa, etc. Brown rice is a great choice with numerous health benefits for people with gluten allergy. You can visit the website of Daawat rice, to find some delicious brown rice recipes.

You can simply serve steamed brown rice with stir fried veggies or curries. Some recipes to get you started are lemon brown rice, coconut rice, rice pilaf, etc. Soy allergy is caused by an allergen present in soybean and soy products. It mostly affects infants and children. The symptoms include an itchy mouth, runny nose, rashes, asthma, etc. A person who is allergic to soybean will be allergic to soy sauce, soy milk, tofu, etc.

A little precaution and a few changes in diet will certainly help to prevent any allergic reactions in the body. You can get a comprehensive allergy test done to get a clear idea of the allergies in your body. 

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