Top 10 foods Gluten is hidden in

If you have just been diagnosed with gluten intolerance, celiac disease or gluten allergies, you probably want to get rid of anything containing the protein composite in your kitchen cabinets. What most people do not know, however, is that many foods besides wheat based products contain gluten too. People who have gluten intolerance often resort [...]

What is gluten?

Gluten is an extremely common protein composite that is found in grains, including wheat, rye and barley. It is generally found in the grain Due to its ability to add chewiness and elasticity to baked foods, gluten is commonly used to enhance flavors and as a protein supplement. The four proteins in gluten; albumins, globulins, [...]

What Are Food Allergies

Food allergies happen when the body’s immune system overreacts. Its main function is to fight germs and other diseases. Bacteria, viruses and other foreign organisms are being fought by our antibodies. But for some unknown reasons, the immune system reacts inappropriately and thought that certain substances in a food are harmful. This also happens in [...]

Allergies to Soy Protein and Soy Products

Many of us think of soy products as a great addition to our daily diet because it is lactose free and high in protein. People are also urged to drink soy for its health promoting benefits. Unfortunately, not everyone can eat or drink products which contains soy because they have or develop allergic reactions. Soy [...]

Allergy To Strawberries

Strawberries are a delicious and beautiful fruit, with excellent nutrient values rich in flavenoids and antioxidants. Strawberries are eaten as they are or added to many processed foods like jams and crushes. What many people don’t know is that strawberries are also used in beauty and cosmetic products and even in perfumes. A small percentage [...]

Hidden Sources of Peanuts

Peanuts, peanut oil, and peanut flour are found in many food products. Even in products that do not have peanut products in them, they may end up being dangerous due to cross contamination. For example many candy products are cross contaminated because the non-peanut product was manufactured on the same room as a product with [...]

Peanut Allergies

Peanut allergies, can affect anyone of any age, but it is predominantly found in children. In some cases children can outgrow this allergy but this does not always occur. Peanut allergies can range from a simple irritation to life-threatening reactions (anaphylaxis) resulting in death. An allergic reacti0n  can be triggered just by touching a peanut [...]

Top Eight Food Allergies

The following eight foods are the most common food allergies. It is estimated that they are responsible for about 90% of all food allergy reactions.  Many people think that simply avoiding the foods is easy … but it isn’t. These ingredients are used in thousands of manufactured products. Milk Eggs Peanuts Tree nuts (including  walnuts, [...]