Allergy-Free Recipes

Food Allergy and the body's allergic reactions

 

Some people are allergic to a particular food or food group.  When you have an allergy to a certain type of substance in the food, this substance is called an allergen.  When your immune system detects the allergen, it will immediately react by producing a chemical called lgE (or immunoglobulin E). The allergen in the food then starts to react with the lgE causing symptoms of the allergic reactions.

 

Food Allergy Symptoms

 

The allergic response varies in different people occurring either within minutes of consuming the food to several hours before it develops.  Common symptoms of food allergy include:

  1. Vomiting and diarrhoea

  2. Itching, skin rash and eczema

  3. Tingling lips, mouth, tongue and throat

  4. Asthma and other breathing difficulties

  5. Anaphylaxis - This is the more severe and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction with similar symptoms to those of an ordinary allergy but much more severe.  They symptoms are swelling in the throat preventing normal breathing and reduced blood pressure which can lead to weakness and collapse.

Children and Food Allergies

 

Some children are born with food allergies.  Others starts developing allergies over a period of time.  Allergies in children can become less severe as the child grows up with many cases experiencing complete allergy disappearance. The most common foods affecting children are:

  • Eggs

  • Cows' milk

  • Soya

  • Peanuts

  • Wheat

Adults and Food Allergies

 

The range of food that adults are allergic to can be different from those experienced by children.  The most common foods affecting adults are:

  • Eggs

  • Yeast

  • Nuts including walnuts, peanuts, brazil nuts and almonds

  • Shellfish such as prawns, shrimps, crabs and lobsters

How to avoid Allergens?

 

Of course, the simplest way is to exclude the food you are allergic to from your diet but this is easier said than done as they are often hidden in foods where you may not expect to find them.  For example, people who are allergic to milk will also need to be careful and make sure they also avoid other dairy products such as cheese, yoghurt, cream and butter as cows' milk is used in these foods.  Dried milk are also used in many processed foods such as factory-made cakes, biscuits and snacks.

 

Special Recipes for people with Allergies

 

If you have allergies or food intolerance, you will definitely need special recipes which can help you to avoid the ingredients that you are allergic to.  It is important for you to plan your meals properly, choose the right allergy recipe and adapt the recipes to avoid allergic reactions.  There are many delicious yet easy healthy recipes or gluten free recipes that are specially tailored to your dietary needs, so learn how to prepare and cook them so that you can have ease of mind when eating these delicious meals.

 

Easy Healthy Allergy-free Recipes

  1. Allergy-free Apple Flapjacks Recipe

  2. Allergy-free Applesauce Recipe

  3. Allergy-free Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

  4. Allergy-free Cream Puffs Recipe

  5. Allergy-free Crispy Chicken Nugget Recipe

  6. Allergy-free Fried Brown Rice Recipe

  7. Allergy-free Grilled Chicken Kebab Recipe

  8. Allergy-free Pasta and Bean Soup Recipe

  9. Allergy-free Plum Good Tea Cake Recipe

  10. Allergy-free Polynesian Chicken Recipe

  11. Allergy-free Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

  12. Allergy-free Waffle Recipe

  13. Dairy-free Soy Cinnamon Spelt French Toast Recipe

  14. Gluten-free All Purpose Flour Mix Recipe

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