Food Allergies are on the rise in children | Test Your Intolerance | Blog

According to a new study, food allergies are on the rise because children are not exposed to certain foods at a young enough age. According to, almost 8% of American children have food allergies and many of them are to the eight most common food allergies. Keep scrolling to see how you can identify your intolerances, and be careful if any of the certain foods are a common part of your diet. 

What are the most common food allergies?

A common food allergy is peanuts. Part of the nut family, peanuts are commonly associated with anaphylactic shock, and swelling of the eyes, ears, and nose as well as many other allergy symptoms. Over in America, the labelling standards are very clear and concise and there are 8 ingredients which must be very clearly labelled before they make it to the shelves. So, if milk, peanuts, shellfish, tree nuts, egg, fish, wheat, soy, and sesame are all a staple of your diet, then please make sure you do not have an allergy or an intolerance to these items.

How can you avoid allergy and intolerance symptoms?

By identifying your allergies and intolerances you can remove any meals or ingredients which contain that item from your diet, and your symptoms should subside. If you suspect that you have an allergy then we recommend that you consult your doctor immediately, however, if you have an intolerance then you can identify it here. By removing these items from your diet, your symptoms should subside and subsequently you will begin to feel better.

Prevention is the only treatment

Prevention of symptoms is, unfortunately, the only treatment for allergies. Intolerances can be dealt with through an elimination diet and the reintroduction of foods after the recommended time has passed. There is not a cure for food allergies but a Doctor or Health Professional will be able to provide you with the necessary advice which will allow you to manage and cope with your allergies and intolerances.

The article in has explained that exposing children to potentially harmful items at a younger age will enable them to build up a tolerance or develop the necessary antigens which will fight against allergies in the body. Test Your Intolerance Canada are doing everything they can to spread awareness about the symptoms of allergies and food intolerances, and hopefully, there will be an advance in technology.

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