Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Five Food Allergy Triggers

Allergens are not only caused by animal food sources alone. Many types of foods from plant sources, can also cause allergies.

Reported Timesofindia, Wednesday (15/07/2015), the following five sources of plant-based foods can trigger allergies.


Peanuts are estimated to affect from 0.4 to 0.6 percent of the population. Nutritionist Mansi Belani said, nuts can cause allergic reactions such as stomach pains, itchy skin or even asthma.


The presence of phytoestrogens and the high fiber content in soybeans is said to cause digestive problems such as stomatitis, bloating, diarrhea and abdominal pain.


Nutritionist Jivesh Shetty said, vegetables carrots, spinach, cabbage, onion, garlic, cauliflower, sweet potatoes and pumpkin are also said to cause allergic reactions such as skin rashes, abdominal pain and stomach problems.


Various types of fruits such as strawberries, bananas, oranges and grapes can cause allergic tropics that impair the immune system of a person.

Wheat flour

Wheat gluten is said to be an allergen. It has been associated with a trigger symptoms of celiac disease in some people. Gluten is also found in barley, wheat and champagne.

"Celiac disease is a condition that damages the lining of the small intestine and prevents it from absorbing essential nutrients," Belani said.

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