Food Allergies - Beware of What You Eat and Drink
by Charu Mehta
experienced some kind of rashes, nausea, swelling, redness, cough, fever and other
similar problems. In case a person is experiencing such problems, then he should
never ignore it, as these might be caused due to some wrong food habits. Food
allergy is nothing but a chemical reaction that is triggered inside the body on
consuming some allergic food. These food allergens are mostly protein-ic in nature.

If people think that whatever they eat can be completely allergic, then they are
absolutely wrong. There are some ingredients and chemical entities hidden in food
which are responsible for triggering such allergic reactions. Though, the body's
immune system produces IgE type antibodies against such allergens, yet sensitive
people fall pray to them. People have been found allergic to egg, milk, soy, nuts and
many other eateries.

Some common symptoms that are early signs of allergy may include itching and
swelling of the mouth, redness of eyes, skin and mouth, sneezing, asthma and hay
fever type signs, bloating, diarrhea, vomiting, white or red skin, rashes and
sometimes anaphylactic shock may even occur. Ignoring some facts about the
hidden allergens in food can really make people lose their life.

Shelf Life, Preservatives & Packaged Food

Apart from the hidden allergic chemicals, several factors can make a food act as a
poison or allergen. Storing food for too long and that too under improper
environmental conditions make it unsafe for consumption. The use of same kinds of
equipments by the manufacturers for different types of food may also leave them
allergic. People might even get fooled due to the mislabeling habits of the packed
foods, as many times packed items contain other ingredients, but are labeled
wrongly. Some additives like preservatives, emulsifiers and colors might also make
the food allergic.

Most Frequent Allergenic Foods

Among so many foods, the most common stuff that is allergic to the body is:

* Eggs contain chemicals like ovalbumin, ovotrans-ferrin and even ovomucoid which
make people sensitive to it. These ingredients are a part of egg white. The use of egg
is not just limited to food preparations, but cosmetic and pharmaceutical sectors also
include it in some preparations like shampoos and other cosmetics that can make
people prone to egg allergy.
* Milk is the most nutritious drink and is a part of many preparations. However,
people are getting sensitive to various milk proteins. Cheese and cream containing
milk proteins must be avoided in such cases.
* People have also been found allergic to soy products, nuts like walnuts, peanuts,
almonds, cashews, tamarind and lentils to name a few.

These are some tips & guidelines which can actually help people to stave off from
different allergies and reactions. So, if you also wish to keep at bay from such allergic
reactions, then simply make some modifications to your daily diet and monitor your
eating habits.

About The Author

Charu Mehta is a free lance content writer from past two years and has written
almost 3900 live articles for different clients. Her experience in this industry has
helped her to sharpen the skills and expertise in this field. She has the potential to
write on any subject or theme and endow clients with all what they want. Personal
The food freak people, especially
those who have a fetish for eating,
keep trying new foods to tingle their
tongue. Most of them must be having
a special warm corner for trying new
foods, but actually they must not be
aware of the fact that things that
they eat can become a cause for
hidden allergies. One of the main
reasons of people falling sick is that
they are not aware of foods which
can make them fall ill.

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