08/08/2023 0 Comments
Let's talk FOOD!
We all love indulging in delicious treats, but sometimes our bodies have different plans. That's where food allergy and food intolerance come into play, and they're not the same thing!
So, what's the difference?
A food allergy is an immune response to certain proteins in specific foods. When an individual with a food allergy consumes allergenic food, their immune system identifies these proteins as harmful invaders and triggers an allergic reaction. This response can range from mild symptoms like hives and itching to severe reactions, such as anaphylaxis, a life-threatening emergency.
Food intolerance, on the other hand, is characterized by difficulty digesting or processing certain components of food, such as lactose or gluten. Individuals with food intolerance may experience gastrointestinal symptoms like bloating, gas, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Unlike food allergies, food intolerance reactions are typically not life-threatening.
Distinguishing between food allergies and food intolerances is crucial, as their management approaches differ significantly. Don't let your tummy secrets stay hidden – get the answers you need for a happier relationship with food!
Book a Food Allergy Testing today.