What You Need to Know!

8 Most Common Food Allergens:

  • milk
  • eggs
  • peanuts
  • soy
  • wheat
  • tree nuts (such as walnuts and almonds)
  • fish
  • shellfish (such as shrimp)

Allergies in the United States are rising rapidly. More and more children are being diagnosed with allergies. Although, only 2 percent of adults and 2 to 8 percent actually have food allergies (clinically proven). Most of the other people just have intolerances. There are also other types of adverse reactions to foods that involve the body’s metabolism. These reactions are known as food intolerance.

A food allergy is an adverse reaction to a food or food component that involves the body’s immune system. The body’s immune system recognizes an allergen in a food as foreign and produces antibodies to stop the As the battle rages, symptoms appear throughout the body. The most common signs of a reaction are swelling of the mouth, stomach cramps and vomiting, hives, and breathing trouble (wheezing). Signs of Anaphylaxis