6 Most Common Allergies Of Food

Posted on Nov 25 2012 - 1:48am by Joana
  • Wheat
  • Just to make it clear: an allergy to wheat is not the same as suffering from celiac disease. In case a person is allergic to wheat, he or she suffers from an immune response to the protein in wheat and wheat itself. Celiac disease, on the other hand, is an allergic reaction to gluten, which besides wheat, can be also found in barley, rye, and some oats.


    1. Soy

    Soybeans and soy products are common foods that can cause allergies. In many cases, this type of allergy starts with reaction of the infant diet based on soy. Although most of the child population eventually outgrows allergies to soy, it can be also maintained in adulthood.

    Often, the symptoms and signs of allergy to soy are mild, such as itching in the mouth and rashes. In rare cases, allergies to soy can cause allergic reaction – anaphylaxis which is life-threatening.

    soy and soy products

    1. Peanuts

    Usually allergies to this food last a lifetime and persons who have them are often allergic to tree nuts as well.

    Like eggs and wheat, peanuts are also very much present in many of the industrial foods, which is not intended for children. Before use you should read the declaration to conclude any presence in the product!

    peanuts in shell

    1. Fish

    allergy to salmon
    Over 50 percent of the world population is allergic to one type of fish and also allergic to the others, which is why persons who have fish allergies are advised to completely avoid all fish and products made of fish.
    Similar to allergies to tree nuts and peanuts, this type of allergy can be developed at any age and usually lasts for life.

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