As a #parent, you want to keep your #family safe and #healthy. Do you know the difference between food allergies and food intolerances? It is important to understand the difference. Let’s learn more!
What is a #FoodAllergy?
A food allergy is when your body does not like a certain food. It sends out antibodies that can cause hives, swelling, itching, nausea and other bad things. It can make you very sick and you need to go to the doctor right away. Common foods people are allergic to are #peanuts, #treenuts, #shellfish, #eggs, #dairyproducts, #soyproducts, #wheatproducts, #sesameseeds, and #corn.
What is a #FoodIntolerance?
Food intolerances are different from allergies. Your body can’t break down the food or get enough nutrition from it. Signs of food intolerance are feeling yucky after eating certain foods, stomach pain, bloating, diarrhea, headaches and feeling tired. You don’t need to go to the hospital for this. You can manage it by changing your diet.
It is important to understand the difference between food allergies and intolerances. This helps keep your family safe. Parents should know the differences so they can help manage them well. If someone in your family might have a food allergy or intolerance, talk to a doctor for help.