Thanksgiving is here! Depending on when you are reading this, you are either starting to get excited about it, are excited about it, or are looking at top tips to avoid getting ill on Thanksgiving next year! Lots of us will be celebrating by sparking up the BBQ and having a juicy Thanksgiving meal, packed full of meat. This is, of course, unless you have a meat intolerance. For most people, meat is an excellent source of minerals, vitamins, and protein in their diet. What is important to note, is that Red meat is a great source of iron for people’s diet. Whilst you’re here, you should also consider taking an intolerance test to make sure you are not intolerant to pumpkins!
However, meat does not agree with everyone and can cause people uncomfortable symptoms. If you experience symptoms after consuming meat you may have a meat intolerance. Test Your Intolerance Canada can confirm if you have a meat sensitivity with a food intolerance test.
It is important to note that some people may have an allergy to meat, in this instance, you will need a food allergen test and will need to visit your GP or health professional to obtain a food allergen test. Allergies are more severe and potentially life-threatening, so it is important you know for sure.
Do you suffer from any of these? You may have a meat intolerance.
- Abdominal pain or cramping
- Excessive gas
- Sneezing/runny nose
Alternatives to Meat if you have a meat intolerance or simply do not eat meat.
What you should know. It is very important to replace meat with other foods that provide your body with protein. It may be worthwhile finding out what your recommended protein intake is so that you are eating the correct amount. We would recommend the following substitutes that are all high in protein:
- Garbanzo Beans
- Kidney Beans
- Great Northern Beans
When it comes to managing and coping with a meat intolerance, it is important to take a test with Test Your Intolerance. You need to confirm what type of food intolerance you have before you can move forward. An intolerance test will help you identify exactly what items you need to avoid in your diet. This means you can embark on an elimination diet, which is when you plan a diet in which you completely avoid the items you have a food intolerance to. Once you find out which meats are causing you trouble you can opt for a meat-free diet and in doing so you can stop uncomfortable symptoms from affecting your body.
When you remove meat from your diet, it is important that you continue to get iron, zinc, protein etc. We have a professional nutritionist in-house that can help you create a suitable diet plan once you receive your results to ensure you are eating a healthy balanced diet.
If you need any help our expert customer service team are on hand to speak to you 24 hours a day, 5 days a week via Live Chat. To find out more, please log on to www.testyourintolerance.ca
We hope you enjoy your meaty or non-meaty meal on Thanksgiving in Canada! #Thanksgiving