When the body is sensitive to certain foods, there are some common symptoms to be aware of, which typically present themselves within a couple of hours. If you have symptoms on a daily basis, then start paying attention to what you regularly eat.
Dairy allergies are widespread around the world, with the latest studies suggesting that as much as 75% of the world’s population display a reaction to lactose - the sugar found in dairy products.
An individual with a dairy sensitivity is unable to digest lactose or casein. Lactose is the sugar in dairy products, and casein is the protein found in dairy. The severity of your symptoms and when they appear depends on the amount of lactose you've consumed. Some people may still be able to drink a small glass of milk without triggering any symptoms, while others may not even be able to have milk in their tea or coffee.
Eggs can also be a trigger food for sensitivity reactions both the protein packed egg white and the fatty yolk. Should you have an egg sensitivity, it is advisable to avoid eggs altogether and this includes those from ducks, quail and geese which contain similar proteins to chicken eggs.
Egg sensitivity symptoms are not immediately apparent and can be delayed for up to 72 hours. They vary in severity and can affect a person both physically and psychologically. Typical symptoms of a food sensitivity can include:
- Digestive complaints – such as IBS, bloating or stomach ache
- Neurological problems – like severe headaches and migraines
- Skin issues – most commonly eczema, acne, itchiness and rashes
- Tiredness and fatigue – a lack of energy, “brain fog” or lethargy
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