|Food reactions can initiate or exacerbate
E ( IgE) antibodies react with the food, histamines are released causing an
immune system response, also known as an allergic reaction. Food intolerance
does not involve the immune system, although some symptoms may be the same as
with a food allergy.
Ninety percent of all food allergies are
caused by eight food types:
- tree nuts *
- fish *
- shellfish *
- peanuts *
* - the most
severe reactions are caused by these groups.
If you suspect that you have a food
reaction, keep a diary of the foods you eat and your reactions. The timing
may provide important clues.
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