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Research on food intolerances


Food intolerance - which can harm and how to treat it?


Food intolerance - we talk about it when our body does not assimilate one of the components of food (eg fructose from fruits.


Note! The disease can suspect after a meal (30 minutes-a few hours), will appear in our complaints from the digestive tract, and occasionally rash, itching, runny nose, cough.

It should also be noted that the symptoms are the stronger, the more you eat the product intolerable.

Therefore, if you suspect a food intolerance, consult your doctor who will refer you to the test, especially recommend the proper diet, which is the mainstay of treatment of this disease.

Note! You can not ignore intolerance because it can contribute, such as anemia.

We recommend testing for food intolerances


A simple test of elimination: the diet off are suspicious products and observed whether the following improvement of health - for all types of food intolerance.

Provocation test: under the doctor's control sample consumed foods (eg, fruit, milk, cereal, histamine). If there are problems, it means intolerance.

Hydrogen breath test WTO detect fructose and lactose intolerance. After drinking the solution containing the one letter or the other component is tested by us exhaled air (several times). The hydrogen concentration higher than 10-20 ppm indicates intolerance.

The blood test: the presence of antibodies against transglutaminase (anti-tTG) IgA class - is carried out by suspected gluten intolerance.

Fructose intolerance


Approx. 30% of adults doing these symptoms and their cause is a deficiency of a protein transporting sugar into the cells.

Symptoms include bloating (due to increased fermentation), abdominal pain and diarrhea (due to accelerated bowel), depressed mood (due to reduced production of serotonin).

Note! Each of us may have fructose intolerance symptoms if eaten at the same time a lot of foods that contain it.

Safe are:

     thick stone fruits (plums, apricots, peaches, nectarines);

     berries (blueberries, blueberry, chokeberry, cranberry, raspberry, blackberry, strawberry);

     citrus fruits (grapefruit, oranges, lemons, tangerines);

     ripe bananas, kiwis, pineapples;

     cooked vegetables, and such raw tomatoes;

     products with refined flour (white).

Inadvisable:

     fine stone fruits (apples, pears, melon, watermelon);

     dried fruit (apples, plums, apricots, figs, dates, raisins);

     sweet additives (honey, corn syrup, maple sugar, molasses);

     spicy vegetables (garlic, onions, leeks, chicory);

     whole grain wheat and barley;

     fruit yogurt;

     concentrated fruit juices;

     fructose-sweetened beverages (soft drinks).

Histamine intolerance


It is naturally produced, among others, in the lungs and skin, and problems begin when we eat too much food at one time containing it (or worsen its production).

Symptoms include redness, itching, rash, runny nose, cough, watery eyes, abdominal pain, headache, diarrhea, palpitations.

Safe are:

     products fresh, unprocessed, briefly stored or frozen (fish, meat and sausages, drow, vegetables, fruits, except those items which are not);

     cereal products without additives (eg, dried fruit), clean oatmeal, wheat bran, crisp bread;

     fats, no preservatives and dyes (vegetable oils, olive oil, natural butter).

Inadvisable:

     fermented, long ripening, canned (dairy bacterial cultures - kefir, yogurt, blue cheese and yellow, cured meats, silage, pickles, purees, sauces);

     some vegetables (spinach, eggplant, pumpkin, tomatoes);

     bananas, citrus fruits, strawberries, raspberries, plums, cherries;

     smoked and marinated fish, seafood and chicken;

     red wine, chocolate.


Lactose intolerance


Which contains the milk sugar is poorly digested and when the body lacks the enzyme lactase. This disorder can be congenital, appearing with age, and also, for example after antibiotic treatment.

Symptoms include bloating, fullness, overflowing in the stomach, so-called. growling stomach, increased flatulence, diarrhea.

Safe are:

     fermented dairy products (yogurt), which contain trace amounts of lactose, a lot of bacteria for fermentation, which make it harmless (break down the lactose into lactic acid);

     calcium-rich foods - fish (sardines with bones, salmon), hard cheese, soy, soy milk, broccoli, beans, nuts, almonds.


Inadvisable:

     milk (sweet, powder);

     unfermented dairy products (soft cheese, butter);

     based desserts sweet milk (pudding, ice cream, cocktails);

     non-dairy products with a hidden-lactose (bread, pastries, soups and powdered drinks, canned meat - you have to give them up when severe symptoms of lactose intolerance);

     medications that contain lactose (you have to check the flyer).

Gluten intolerance


The body can not tolerate the protein in cereals (rye, wheat, oats, barley, spelled). It occurs in many children. It can cause damage to the intestinal mucosa.

Symptoms (to be reported to your doctor) are: constipation and diarrhea, abundant fatty stools, weakness, weight loss. The basis of the diet products are gluten-free, which are marked with the crossed swords.

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