Tuesday, 18 May 2021

The Most Common Types of Food Allergies

Our favorite foods are very hard to resist but there are people out there who cannot eat their most craved food because some people get allergic to different kinds of foods. That is pretty sad to hear specially for a foodie who lives to eat. But when there are limitations in eating then one has to eat to live. Thanks to the food scientists, now even if you have a specific kind allergy from specific kind of food, then you don’t need to stress out much because we were able to find more info about the substitutes of these foods.

Eggs: imagine when you cannot have the sunny side up or the scrambled eggs in the breakfast. It is pretty frustrating. Even though eggs give energy and they have proteins but there are people who are so much allergic to eggs that it can cause them their lives. If you have a small kid who is less than 5 years old and he/she is allergic to eggs then don’t worry 90% of the children outgrow this allergy.

Substitute: egg is needed in many dishes and instead, you can use tofu, flaxseed oil or cornstarch.

Milk: this is another commodity that people get allergic to. You will be very surprised to know that on average, more than 80% of the people are lactose intolerant. This means that their digestive system gets messed up when they drink milk even though it is the healthiest thing.

Substitute: now you can buy lactose free milk and there is soy milk as well. There is non-diary milk, plant milk and even coconut milk to opt from.

Peanuts: more than 50% of the population in UAE, get allergy test in Dubai because they are severely allergic to peanuts. Some people get their tongues swollen, some people get their airways swollen and some people have even reported for having difficulty in breathing and these people cannot even have peanut butter.

Substitute: there is tree nut free sunflower spread and peanut gluten to opt from.

Fish: some people don’t even like the smell of fish – for them it is a smell and for many it is a fragrance. Avoiding seafood might be the most difficult thing but people have been reporting of getting skin allergies.

Substitute: ask your doctor if you can have canned salmon or tuna.