If you regularly suffer from headaches or other discomforts after eating, it is very likely that your diet is causing you that discomfort, and it is even a food allergy and you do not know it.
For a small percentage of the population there are several allergenic foods that can cause different symptoms, from skin rashes to severe reactions.
Between 2 and 8% of children today develop some type of food allergy in their first year of life. Of this number, 2% prevail with symptoms as they grow older. The most frequent cause of them is allergy to milk protein: this sensitization occurs due to infant formulas or proteins from the mother's diet that pass-through breast milk and, due to the immature nature of her digestive system, can develop the alergies. As they grow, the risk of other types increases, such as peanuts and chocolate.
SIMPLE ALLERGY OR INTOLERANCE?
We often confuse the terms of allergy and intolerance.
With allergies, the immune system reacts to a component of a food. It causes symptoms such as hives, swollen lips, vomiting, diarrhea and asthma.
When you are intolerant to a food, the body does not assimilate its components well and the immune system does not react as aggressively. The most common symptoms are nausea, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.
Genetics have a lot to do with the development of allergies. If your parents or relatives suffer from certain allergies, your predisposition is high for the appearance of them.
Today, the food industry provides information on the content of products to know more accurately what we are consuming and thus avoid ingesting the allergen.
If you or your children show symptoms, take care of your buying, cooking, handling and eating practices. Follow the recommendations of your doctor and live calmly.