The most common food allergies and their substitutes

Food allergy is very common these days. Food allergy occurs when the immune system triggers a defense response to fight against the proteins that make you sick. The defense includes releasing chemicals that lead to inflammation, and rashes among others. Below are some of the most common food allergies and potential substitutes.

Milk: Milk allergy is caused when the immune system reacts abnormally to milk proteins. Milk allergy can cause acidity, vomiting, swelling, and rashes. Those who are allergic to cow’s milk can substitute it with other animal’s milk. It can also be substituted with almond milk or coconut milk.  

Egg: Egg allergy is mostly found in children. Symptoms of egg allergy include stomach ache, trouble in breathing, and development of a skin rash. Eggs can be replaced with cornstarch, flaxseed oil, and even tofu.

Peanuts: Peanut allergy is so common. It can turn into a serious and life-threatening disease. The symptoms of peanut allergy include breathing problems, swelling, or rash. Sunbutter natural crunch is a good substitute for peanuts. 

The primary method to manage a food allergy is to avoid eating foods you are allergic to. Researches are ongoing to find better treatments to reduce food allergy symptoms. There isn’t any proven treatment that can completely prevent symptoms.

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