Watch out! List of the most allergenic food products


Food allergies affect people of all ages. Even infants can suffer from allergies. An allergic reaction results, among others, in diarrhea, gut inflammation, atopic dermatitis and anaphylactic shocks. 

In general, food allergy is a set of symptoms that occur in the body as a result of food intake, in which the complaints are conditioned by immunological mechanisms. Food allergies are closely related to disorders of the immune system. Therefore, in order to treat them, it will be necessary to strengthen the immunity, but also to completely eliminate allergens. What products cause strong allergic reactions? 


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Egg white 

Allergy to protein can occur even in breast-fed newborns. It is enough that the mother eats the egg and even a small amount can cause allergies in the child. Signs of allergy to egg protein are mainly vomiting and urticaria, and if a child suffers from atopic dermatitis, the protein may further exacerbate eczema. Egg white is added to many products, including for vaccines. If your child or you are allergic, inform your doctor. 


Allergy to milk, and more specifically to cow’s milk proteins is becoming more and more popular among children. The good news is that most of the babies grow up to about 5 years of age, although some adults later struggle with lactose intolerance. Such an allergy is most often manifested by skin lesions, bloating, colic and changes in the respiratory system (in a sensitized person you can sometimes notice wheezing, sometimes asthma also appears). 


Gluten from cereals such as wheat, rye and barley is the third most popular allergen; children are especially allergic to gluten. It is worth remembering that gluten allergy is not the same as gluten intolerance. While allergies can sometimes grow (this applies to children), intolerance usually accompanies us throughout our lives. Gluten allergy is particularly troublesome because it requires constant food control; cereals are added to almost everything. Pay special attention to bread, flour, baking powders, pasta, sausages, sweets, cereals, coffee and beer. 


Allergy to peanut is one of the most serious allergies, because many people lead to anaphylactic shock and even death. A sensitized person should carefully check the purchased food, because in the compositions it is not uncommon to find even traces of nuts that may endanger sensitized people. It is worth paying special attention to sweets, there you can often find peanuts (sometimes called peanuts), as well as peanut butter. In addition, also can be polluted breakfast cereals, ice cream, salads or bread. 


Inconspicuous celery is quite a strong allergen. Its consumption in people who are allergic may cause urticaria, attacks of dyspnea, rhinitis or edema. Sensitization can cause both roots and stem. If you are allergic, watch out for herbal blends for seasoning – most of them contain at least trace amounts of celery. 


Although our allergy to soy is not as common as in other parts of the world, it is still common, because soy is added to many products. In addition, the issue makes it difficult for soy to be hidden under different names and in different forms. For example, soy lecithin can be found in chocolates and soy protein in sausages. It is also worth knowing that when you are allergic to cow’s milk you should not use soy as a substitute, because there is a high probability that a person allergic to dairy products is also allergic to soy (these types of allergies often go hand in hand). If you want to replace milk with a vegetable drink, choose for example a coconut drink. 


You can read also: Peanuts – evil incarnate ?

Posted on: May 31, 2019

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