At Skin Oasis, we are always aiming to improve our customers’ health one step at a time. One of our main aims is to help people identify their food sensitivities, and guide them through their elimination diet. If you think you have a food sensitivity (think of symptoms like a bloated stomach etc), then you should order a food sensitivity test and begin your new journey. Have a look below at the Allergy Test top 10 most common food sensitivities, and if you recognize any of these, then you should consider a food sensitivity test:
1. Cow’s Milk, Cheese and Whey Protein
Of all the most common food sensitivities, cow’s milk is often the most problematic food trigger discovered by patients in my naturopathic practice. This includes milk itself as well as milk ingredients, which are found in a number of products like energy bars, soups, milk chocolate and more. It also includes cream-based products like coffee creamers, whipping cream and ice cream. Butter also contains milk protein, although you can purchase clarified butter or ghee in which the milk protein has been removed. Yogurt is also an issue for dairy-sensitive individuals, although it’s occasionally less problematic because the milk protein has been partially broken down via fermentation.
Eggs have the notorious distinction of being on the top list of allergy foods for children. However, there are also proteins within eggs that cause unwanted symptoms for some people. Egg whites have more of these proteins, but if you’re going to include eggs on your elimination diet, it’s best to avoid them completely. Once you’ve eliminated eggs from your diet for a period of time, you can challenge the egg yolks and egg whites separately to assess for any reactivity.
Peanuts are definitely on the list of top food allergens. Even if you don’t have an allergic reaction to peanuts, there remains the possibility that you’re sensitive to them. Peanuts are not true nuts but are actually classified as legumes. Signs of a peanut sensitivity include respiratory or digestive symptoms.
Everybody loves shellfish! If you are an adult and you eat a lot of shellfish, then it is likely you have a shellfish sensitivity. Think back, if you’ve tucked into crabs, lobster or even oysters recently and then suffered from a bloated stomach then the chances are you have suffered from a food sensitivity. To identify your food sensitivities, you should order a food sensitivity test today.
Examples of shellfish include:
Soy protein is a common food allergy and sensitivity; leading to headaches, joint pain, acne, eczema and more. If soy protein is an immune trigger, you may find that tofu, soy milk and soy protein powders are the biggest concern! This is because those products contain higher levels of the soy protein itself, which causes inflammation in susceptible individuals. Fermentation helps to break down the soy protein; therefore fermented soy products like miso, tempeh and soy sauce may be better tolerated.
These are a few of the food sensitivities and intolerances that are more likely to surprise people! Although rice, quinoa and oats are less common food sensitivities than gluten-containing grains like wheat or rye, they may be triggers for inflammation in certain individuals.
Unfortunately, due to food technology and modern times, corn is not the same as it used to be. As it is a major part of your diet, the chances of you having a corn sensitivity will increase. Corn is now in EVERYTHING and so it can be difficult to complete your elimination diet if you have a corn sensitivity. Find out if you have a corn sensitivity by ordering your test today.
8. Citrus Fruits
Are you surprised? Lemon, lime, oranges and grapefruit can be common food triggers for your symptoms like joint pain, hives, itchy skin, nausea, reflux and more! Those with sensitivities may discover that they react to all citrus, although it’s not uncommon for only one or two of these fruits to be an issue. I’ve had a number of patients who were drinking a glass of lemon water each morning to support their health, only to later discover citrus to be one of the foods triggering their inflammation!
For more information on ordering a food sensitivity test and for advice on coping with a bloated stomach, please contact www.skinoasis.com.sg today! We also provide hints and tips about helpful foods in our blog!