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Allergy and weight control

Posted on: September 24, 2015 by Marlene

Having tried the usual diets a fresh approach should be looking at food allergies hypersentities and intolerance.

When dieting and regular exercise won’t help you lose weight, it might be a food intolerance or allergen that’s to blame. Although some allergies are fast-acting and found early because of symptoms like hives, others often remain unknown because they mimic everyday ailments. These types of food allergies can often get worse with age and lead to chronic inflammation, fluid retention, gas, and even get mistaken for irritable bowel syndrome. Not only will food allergies lead to bloating, but also, there are symptoms that can put a wrench in your exercise plan, such as fatigue and joint these are the min the main food allergens that adults develop intolerance to later in life. Here are the top foods that you should individually cut out if you suspect an allergy. In order to isolate a food allergy, you need to first look at the symptoms. Many food allergy symptoms cross into other categories, but it is the combination of these symptoms that will often separate an allergen from an illness. Included with each of the top allergens are the main symptoms tied to them so that you can pinpoint the possible culprit.

Wheat: An allergy to gluten, known as celiac disease, is on the rise thanks to an increased awareness in the mainstream. Adults with celiac can even get a reaction to g-free foods that are produced in a wheat facility because of the strong cross-tracing abilities found in grains. While you may not have a severe allergy to gluten, it is possible that you are dealing with a wheat intolerance. Your doctor will be able to diagnosis this with a simple blood test. Whether you have celiac disease or an intolerance to gluten, the lining of your gut will become inflamed upon consumption of the food, and your body will try to work harder to digest the food by producing more gas. This can lead to bloating, constipation, and weight gain. It is very important to visit your doctor to ensure there are no other underlining medical conditions.
Symptoms: bloating, abdominal pain, upset stomach, intermittent diarrhoea , joint pain

Dairy: Lactose, the sugar in cow’s milk, can be especially difficult for an adult body to digest . Taking a good quality Digestive Enzyme can help contraindications are if you have gastric ulcers. The more severe side of this is a dairy allergy, where allergic patients need to steer clear of dairy completely. This allergy will lead to inflammation in the gut, hence the appearance of stubborn belly fat.
Symptoms: hives, abdominal cramps, upset stomach, coughing or wheezing
Tree Nuts: Although an allergy to nuts is usually fast-acting and found in children, it can be also be caught as a slow-acting allergy in adults. Tree nuts and peanuts can cause weight gain for adults who develop an allergy because, as in most food allergies, your body fights the foreign agent by increasing insulin levels. Insulin is a fat-storing hormone and a leading cause of obesity.
Symptoms (depending on severity): itchy throat, sneezing, stomach pain, diarrhoea, wheezing

Corn: Corn contains a very large, commercially made protein known as zein. This is a grain protein very similar to the gluten in wheat. Most people do not have the ability to digest these types of grains, so they are only partially digested, messing with your body’s digestive tract.
Symptoms: headache, aching muscles, joint inflammation, fatigue

It is important to find out what you are particularly intolerant to. Cutting out food groups is can nutritionally compromise your health therefore it is vital to replace them with food you can eat . Also foods can be in the most unexpected places. Did you know egg and dairy can be used in the process of wine making?

A whole-foods, plant-based, high-fibre diet. This is used to feed the good bacteria in your digestive system of which there should be approx 11 hundred trillion ! These are vital for your digestive system functioning properly. A good Rule of thumb when looking at your plate of food half it it should be vegetables .

Take probiotics. This is a simple addition to your diet that is said to boost healthy, disease-fighting agents in your body. Probiotics that contain 20 billion CFU of bifidobacteria species and lactobacillus species will be the most beneficial in fighting toxicity and inflammation.


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