Food Allergy

With a food allergy, the immune system is involved and the response is usually immediate and dramatic.  A food intolerance tends to have a slow onset (hours, days or even weeks). It happens when a person is unable to break down and digest a particular food, often because of a lack of appropriate enzymes. The food therefore passes through the digestive tract unprocessed, or stays in the gut fermenting and producing excess ‘gas’.

Food: Allergy vs Intolerance?

Food Intolerance

Although food intolerances are not life threatening, over time they can prevent the absorption of nutrients, causing serious illness and tissue damage. Food intolerances are symptoms not causes, unless we have the same type of food all the time. Best prevention in order to avoid potential future problems is having a varied diet, do not eat the same type of food all the time. Indulge in eating fresh food and drinking a lot of water.

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