It’s been a busy week for the food allergy community.
From the Thanksgiving holiday to Halloween, to the Thanksgiving rush and a few more, a plethora of allergy news stories has hit the web.
Here are some highlights of what we’ve heard.
What is a nut allergy?
Most allergy symptoms are related to the foods you eat.
But a nut allergic reaction can be more severe and require hospitalization.
What are some common foods that can cause a nut reaction?
The most common food reactions are: * Baking soda or baking powder (also called baking soda) * Candies (or similar sweeteners) * Fruits and vegetables, such as sweet potato, carrots, potatoes, apples, and peaches, with their pulp, seeds and kernels that contain nuts (also known as “dried nuts”) * Fats and oils (especially butter and cream) What symptoms do people report when they eat nuts?
People often report symptoms of nut allergy after eating nuts, like bloating, difficulty breathing, wheezing, skin rashes, and stomach pain.
Why does a nut react so much?
Because nuts contain more than just their nuts.
They contain a wide range of nutrients.
For example, almonds contain a high amount of argan oil, which helps the body process fats, including cholesterol, which is the main ingredient in cholesterol-lowering statins.
They also contain beta carotene, which can help your body fight infections, as well as vitamins A and D, which help the body produce red blood cells and help fight allergies.
What foods are known to cause a food allergy?
A large majority of people with an allergy to nuts or other nut-containing foods are allergic to almonds.
However, some people may also be allergic to other types of nuts or to berries or other fruits and vegetables.
These include: Black walnuts Blueberries Carrots (especially sweet ones) Carrots, such a broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts Chickpeas, such green beans, lentils, and beans Honey Kale Lemons Oats, such white rice and brown rice Pumpkin seeds Peanuts, such peanut butter and chocolate Salmon, such salmon and tuna Sesame seeds Soybeans, such soy sauce and peanut butter Tuna, such tuna and tuna salad What can people do to manage their nut allergies?
Nut allergies are complicated and can be a lifelong issue.
Avoid eating foods that contain peanuts or other nuts.
Eat nuts only when they are fresh, and never when you eat them frozen.
If you have food allergies, seek out an allergy specialist.
Make your own allergy tests and learn about the medications you can take to treat the problem.
Try to keep your diet in balance.
Find a nut-free diet plan.
Ask for a nut and nut-rich diet supplement.
Use natural alternatives to nuts.