If you ever begin to feel sick after eating certain foods, pay close attention to your body, the symptoms and your reaction. You might have a food allergy, or food intolerance. Knowing the difference between the two can be life-changing, and help you better manage your food intake.
What is food intolerance?
Food intolerance is when you experience difficulties digesting certain foods. More than three million cases of food intolerance happen in the U.S. every year, but it’s not life threatening. Symptoms usually show up within a few hours and can include bloating, nausea, headaches, abdominal pain, diarrhea or reflux.
It can be difficult to diagnose food intolerances, so speak to your doctor about the symptoms you are experiencing. You may need to eliminate certain foods from your diet to determine the culprit of your sickness.
Food intolerance and sensitivities can be moderate, or severe. Monitoring how your body responds to various foods will make you more aware of what’s going on within you. Following is a list of foods that you may need to reconsider in your diet.