Top Ten Most Common Food Allergies And Their Effects On Your Body

soySkin allergies are much more common than most people think.

Skin allergies affect millions of Americans and can be discovered later in life, even as an adult.

If you have suffered from or are suffering from newer symptoms with an unknown cause such as gastrointestinal issues, fatigue and skin rashes and skin irritation you may be suffering from a food allergy.

The best way to determine if you are falling victim to a specific food allergy would be to isolate that one food. The thing is you wouldn’t know which food to isolate.

What we recommend is looking at the top most common food allergies so you are aware of them and then taking them out of your diet, then slowly adding them back in one at a time.

Therefore we first need to introduce you to the ten most common food allergies which are:

  • dairy
  • gluten
  • eggs
  • peanuts
  • corn
  • soy
  • sugar
  • citrus
  • chocolate
  • vinegar

So what you do if you suspect you or a family member may have acquired a food allergy is take any foods out of your diet that have one of the above as an ingredient in it.

Take these ingredients out of your diet completely for at least 3 weeks then begin adding them in one at a time. This will isolate the foods that are most commonly associated with food allergies.

The most common food allergies differs just a slight bit between children and adults. The most common food allergies in children are:

  • egg
  • milk
  • peanut
  • soy
  • fish
  • shellfish
  • tree nuts

If you are a parent you will need to pay special and close attention to the tree nut category as the term ‘tree nut’ encompasses many different types of foods. In the tree nut category are almonds, peaches, apricots, cherries, wild cherries, nectarines, plums and prunes.

Also from the tree nut family are chestnuts, macadamia nuts, filberts and hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, black walnuts, butternuts, pecans, hickory nuts and English walnuts.

If you think your child may have a food allergy to tree nuts also keep a close eye on them when they come into contact with pinion nuts, pine nuts, lychee nuts, water chestnuts and coconut.

Food allergies are more common than we think and now you know what the most common food allergies are you can better prepare for possible allergic reactions.



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