Food Allergies vs. Intolerances

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If you eat a certain food and have a reaction, do you have a food allergy or an intolerance?

Many people confuse the two, so let’s break them down.  If you are allergic to a food, your body reacts to the food as if it is harmful.  This means your body will send out a large amount of antibodies to try to counteract it.  The most common allergens are peanuts, eggs, fish, wheat and soy. With an allergy, you’ll likely have symptoms like swelling in the throat, hives, shortness of breath, or even more serious consequences such as unconsciousness or death.  Oftentimes, food allergies are hereditary, but you may, occasionally, grow out of them.

A food intolerance is when your body does not properly digest a food.  This can create an upset stomach or excess gas; for some, the effects may be more severe, but related in category.  A food intolerance is not generally life threatening, but it can be difficult to eliminate certain foods entirely from your diet.  It can also be hard to determine which food is the culprit since the reaction isn’t as instant as an allergy.


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